Byblos is the Greek name of the Phoenician city Gebal (Greek: Βύβλος; Phoenician, Arabic Jubayl (جبيل).
Today it is believed by many to be the Oldest continuously-inhabited city in the World. It is a Mediterranean city in the Mount Lebanon, it has been occupied first around 5000 BC.
It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The name Byblos is Greek; papyrus received its early Greek name (byblos, byblinos) from its being exported to the Aegean through Byblos. Hence the English word Bible is derived from byblos as "the (papyrus) book."
Byblos is re-emerging as an upscale touristic hub. With its ancient port, Phoenician, Roman and Crusader ruins, sandy beaches and the picturesque mountains that surround it make it an ideal tourist destination.
The city is known for its fish restaurants, open-air bars, and outdoor cafes. Yachts cruise into its harbor today like they did in the sixties and seventies when Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra were regular visitors to the city.