The third-largest city in Lebanon, Sidon is rich with historically significant travel destinations. The old city and the majority of its attractions are accessible by bus in as little as an hour from the capital, Beirut, and transportation is extremely affordable. Another option is to travel by cab (the already moderate cost of which can be mitigated by offering to split the fare with fellow travelers or pick up additional passengers along the way).
Sidon has been constantly inhabited since Antiquity. For much of that time, it has been one of the most vibrant ports in the Mediterranean and there is evidence of this fact all over the city.