Phoenician Ruins

If you’re looking to explore Phoenician ruins and want to find the best places to view Phoenician history then you can explore our interactive map above or navigate further by using the links below.

There’s a great selection of Phoenician ruins and you can plan some fantastic things to see on your trips. Once you’ve explored the list of Phoenician remains and selected those you wish to visit you can use our itinerary planner tool to plan your trip and then print off a free pocket guidebook. This indispensible holiday guide will help you make the most of your time exploring these sites.

Our database of historic places is growing all the time, but we may not cover them all. Remember, if you know of other  Phoenician ruins, sites or remains, you can always add them to Trip Historic now by visiting our upload page.

The Phoenicians: Site Index

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Baalbek

Founded by the Phoenicians and dedicated to the worship of the deity of the sun, Baal, Baalbek is home to the largest ever Roman temple and a range of other magnificent ancient structures.

Baalbek is a hugely impressive Roman site in Lebanon which is home to the largest Roman temple ever built, as well as a range of other magnificent ancient structures. Initially a Phoenician settlement dedicated to the worship of the deity of the sun, Baal, the city was known as Heliopolis (City... Read More

Byblos

Once a a Phoenician trading hub called Gublu, Byblos is one of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited cities, as attested by the incredibly diverse ages of its ruins.

Byblos (Jbail) in Lebanon is one of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited cities, as attested by the incredibly diverse ages of its ruins. Thought to have first inhabited sometime around the fifth millennium BC, Byblos began as a Neolithic village of fisherman. Over time, Byblos would, amongst other things,... Read More

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Carthage

Among the most famous of all Phoenician ruins, Carthage was the most powerful city of the ancient world. Today, the ruins of ancient Carthage can be found on the outskirts of modern day Tunis.

Carthage was one of the most powerful cities of the ancient world and spawned the powerful Carthaginian Empire which dominated much of the western Mediterranean. The ruins of this famed city can be found on the outskirts of modern day Tunis. Carthage itself was central to the history of the ancient... Read More

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Leptis Magna

An important Phoenician city, Leptis Magna was later conquered by the Romans and is now an impressive archaeological site near Tripoli.

Leptis Magna (Lepcis Magna) is an incredibly well preserved archaeological site in Tripoli, Libya. Originally founded by the Phoenicians as the port of Lpgy in the first millennium BC, Leptis Magna later became part of the Carthaginian Empire and was then incorporated into the Roman Empire in 46 BC. Most of... Read More

Nora Archaeological Site

The Nora Archaeological Site in Sardinia houses ancient Roman and Phoenician ruins.

The Nora Archaeological Site in Sardinia contains mostly Ancient Roman ruins, but was founded in at least the 8th century BC by the Phoenicians. Some Phoenician ruins can be seen, including a temple and some fortifications. Prior to Phoenician settlement, Nora may have even previously been a nuraghi site (the people... Read More

Tharros

Tharros, in Sardinia, was founded by the Phoenicians and contains mostly Roman ruins.

Tharros is an archaeological site in Sardinia brimming with centuries of history. Founded in the eighth century BC by the Phoenicians, Tharros would be inhabited by the Carthaginians and the Romans, leaving behind a series of ancient structures, especially its two standing Corinthian columns. Among the other highlights of the... Read More