The Phoenicians’ Routes

The Phoenicians’ Route is the network of the great nautical courses which Phoenicians used from the twelfth century B.C. as their main trade and cultural lines of communication in the Mediterranean Sea. These routes became an integral and basic part of Mediterranean culture. Nowadays, Phoenicians are the intercultural model on which a “Cultural route of the Council of Europe” is based. This route passes through the countries of 3 continents and through over 80 towns of Phoenician origin.