Where to eat
Meat for breakfast might seem odd, but tr ying one of Mahfouz’s (07 740131) famous fatayel sandwiches – made from fr ied meat, wrapped in paper-thin bread with tomatoes and tarator sauce – is a must. Customers gather from 7am ever y morning outside the sandwich shop, located in the old souk. Foul Baroud
(03 949652) is the most popular foul stop in town, ser ving the traditional Lebanese breakfast ever y morning from 5-10am. A stay in Tyre also has to include fresh fish – head for a long lunch at any of the charming restaurants on Tyre’s rocky beach Al Jamal, af ter a scuba dive to see the underwater ruins.