Timeless Destinations: 8 of the World's Oldest Cities You Must Visit

Argos, Greece

Argos is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world and the oldest in Europe, boasting a rich array of ancient monuments.

Susa, Iran

Also known as Shushan, Susa is 6,300 years old and offers archaeological evidence of its ancient urban structures.

Sidon, Lebanon

Located 25 miles from Beirut, Sidon is 6,000 years old and is known for its strategic location and enduring cultural legacy.

Varanasi, India

Varanasi is 5,000 years old and is believed to have been founded by Shiva, Vishnu, and Brahma, making it a city of profound historical and spiritual significance.

Byblos, Lebanon

Byblos is both the oldest and largest city in Lebanon, continuously inhabited since 5000 BC,

Athens, Greece

Athens has a history dating back to the 11th to 7th millennium BC, making it significant centers of human civilization.

Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Plovdiv is Bulgaria's second-largest city and one of Europe's oldest, standing as a testament to the continent's ancient history.

Damascus, Syria

Damascus is 11,000 years old significant centers of human civilization.