Cities, Sightseeing & Attractions

Cities, Sightseeing & Attractions

Discover this marvellous destination packed with a wealth of diversity in history, cultures, colours and beauty.

Cities, Sightseeing & Attractions

Go on a road trip and see the beauty of Lebanon with your own eyes. Visit different areas and be fascinated with the nation’s diversity.

Beirut, often hailed as the 'Paris of the Middle East,' blends ancient history with modern vibrancy, showcasing Ottoman, French colonial, and contemporary architecture. Established over 5,000 years ago, the city's dynamic atmosphere is evident in its bustling streets, historical landmarks, and scenic Corniche offering breath taking sunsets.

Byblos, one of the world's oldest cities, has witnessed continuous habitation since the 6th millennium B.C., initially known as 'Jubla' and later 'Jebal' before being called Byblos by the Greeks due to its trade in papyrus around 1200 B.C. Today, Jbeil, as it's known in Arabic, charms visitors with its ancient port, medieval souks, and historic ruins, providing a glimpse into its rich and enduring past.

Batroun, a picturesque Lebanese city, invites leisurely strolls through charming alleys blending archaeological remnants, historic homes, and beautiful gardens. Don't miss the must-see Saint-Etienne Cathedral and the Lady of the Sea chapel, perched atop Byzantine ruins, while Batroun's historic souk and vibrant nightlife add to its allure.

Tripoli, Lebanon's second-largest city and hailed as the capital of the North, boasts a population exceeding 500,000 and hosts a wealth of historical sites, including the Qalaat St. Gilles, 12 mosques, theological schools, khans, and hammams dating back to the 14th century. Its vibrant markets and bustling khans showcase a diverse array of skilled artisans, from tailors and jewellers to perfumers, tanners, and soap makers, creating a lively and culturally rich atmosphere.

Baalbek, strategically positioned as a historic crossroad connecting the coast to the Syrian interior, showcases colossal temples considered wonders of antiquity. Despite enduring wars and earthquakes, the site, featuring the Jupiter, Bacchus, and circular Venus temples, retains its splendour thanks to the meticulous efforts of archaeologists and French, German, and Lebanese architects, preserving a testament to Roman tenacity and power over the ages.

Known as the sea queen among Phoenician cities, Tyre's island-built structure gained renown for its wealth and production of textiles with purple dyes, attracting conquerors like Nebuchadnezzar and Alexander the Great. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Tyre not only boasts abundant archaeological treasures but also offers breath taking Mediterranean views, complemented by a variety of restaurants and coffee shops capturing the city's scenic beauty from every direction.

Jeita Grotto
Jeita Grotto, a visual marvel shaped by millions of years of erosion, spans six kilometres in width and eighteen kilometres in depth, once accessible only by boat through an underground river. Discovered by Reverend Willian Thomson in 1836, the grotto reopened to the public in 1996 after periods of closure, captivating visitors with its stunning limestone formations, eerie décor, and the awe-inspiring 65-ton 'Guardian of Time' sculpture at the entrance of the lower grotto.

Deir El Qamar
Nestled within an urban setting, Deir El Qamar's old town meticulously preserves the architectural grandeur of the 17th and 18th centuries, a captivating pattern that extends until reaching Beiteddine. The picturesque charm unfolds through outdoor stone benches adorned with vines, flower-filled gardens, and narrow streets, where houses adorned with jasmine and roses create a visual delight in this beautifully maintained historic enclave.

The Cedars of God
The Cedars of God, where parts of the Epic of Gilgamesh unfolded over 4,000 years ago, still houses trees that date back to that ancient era. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1998, this reserve, once part of the vast Cedars of Lebanon forests, is fiercely protected, offering a tranquil escape from summer heat and a breath taking winter spectacle when snow blankets the forest floor.