TOURISM IN LEBANON
Lebanon is a beautiful country and a fascinating holiday destination. Lebanon has more than you wish, culture and tradition, mountains and ski resorts, sea and sun, exciting nightlife, great healthy Lebanese, eastern and western food , high fashion and a professional haute couture designers , more beauty manicure and pedicure salons than in Hollywood.
As Lebanon is a small country, but it is full of gorgeous places, you can enjoy even the traffic in Lebanon, you get more excited to walk and enjoy the sun, people, restaurants, and all public and private places
A lot of options are waiting for you in a unique and great holiday in Lebanon.
Firs option : Beirut
Beirut has anything you wish for on material and cultural level. As for landscapes and nature get out of this lively city and head for the countryside. It’s exactly a beautiful and amusing city, although it has a lot to offer great museums, clubs, restaurants, malls, hotels, beaches, swimming pools, resorts and luxury residential areas.
Second option: Baalbek
Impressive archaeological treasures site in the Bekaa’s valley. The temple of Bacchus is the best preserved ancient temple in the world. It is larger than the Parthenon. The most famous sight in Baalbek is the Temple of Jupiter with six large columns. Once a year in summer the ruins of Baalbek are an open air podium for the Baalbek International Festival with interesting international artists.
Baalbek is a UNESCO world heritage site. While in the Beqa’a valley, you might also want to stop by the Taanayel farms for a relaxed day out in the nature!
Third option : Jeita grotto
The caves are situated in the Nahr al-Kalb valley close to Beirut, about 20 km. You could combine the visit with a visit to the zoo if you’re travelling with kids. The caves have been closed for years due to the war but are fortunately open for tourists again. One part of the tour takes place by boat, en there also is a small trip by mini cable cars at the beginning of the tour to get at the entrance of the caves. There is an upper cave and a lower cave. The lower cave can only be visited by boat since it channels an underground river. One can find the world’s largest known stalactite in the upper galleries.
Fourth option: Byblos/ jbeil
Byblos is one of the oldest cities in the world. It has an important archaeological site as well as a nice cosy little port with good restaurants and amazing views. Have lunch at Bab El-Mina with wonderful views of the port.
Fifth option : Faraya
Faraya is not just a ski resort, Faraya can be more attractive and gorgeous in spring and summer as well. Also Faraya has a modern facilities and a luxurious Intercontinental hotels. It’s about a 40 minutes’ drive from Beirut. So you could on the perfect day, swim in the morning. Close to Faraya you will find the village of Faqra where you can see the ruins of a Phoenician temple and a Roman tower. Next to Faqra there also is the spectacular natural bridge of Kfardebian formed by wind and water erosion. Its 38 m and it’s hard to believe the bridge has been made by nature, it looks so perfect.
SIXTH OPTION : TYRE / SOUR
Visit the large archaeological areas, the Phoenician port, the Roman hippodrome and the old necropolis. Tyre was added to UNESCO’s World Heritage list in 1984.
TYR beach is one of the most wonderfull beaches in Lebanon , you can enjoy the Lebanese food in general and the fresh sea food in particular .