Saidon is the Lebanese five thousand year old city, known as the capital of the south of Lebanon.
Saidon is located on a sandy cape on the Mediterranean Sea. It is about 45 kms to the south of Beirut and 40 kms to the north of the city of Tyre, which was build by the saidonians.
The costal plain of Saidon is rich in water, fertile and has a variety of fruits and vegetables. Oranges and tangerines are some of the famous fruits of Saidon.
Saidon resembles a wide triangle whose vertex is the sandy cape where the port and the old town lie. its base is the nearby hills such as Bramieh, Hlaliyah, Mar Elias and Mieh w Mieh, and its sides are the Al-Awali River in the north and the Seyneek River in the south. Opposite the coast at few hundred meters away lies the rocky island called Al-Zeereh. This island which served as a natural port in the past centuries, especially during wars, has now a lighthouse to guide ships.