Home to magnificent cultural sites, religious landmarks, mountain vistas, majestic ancient ruins and glorious national cuisine, Lebanon is a top tourist destination offering plenty of entertainment and fun options for visitors.

Beirut is the capital and largest city of Lebanon, bordered by the Mediterranean Sea, it is vibrant, stylish metropolis, with all of the fun, fashion, and flair that a city lover could look for.

Downtown Beirut which was almost completely destroyed by 30 years of continuous battles was hiding a true historical and archaeological treasure that is obvious in the remaining vestiges of Ottoman, Crusader, Abbasside, Omayyad, Byzantine, Roman, Hellenistic, Persian, Phoenician, and Canaanite civilizations. These treasures and archaeological sites were later integrated into public parks.

The official language spoken in Lebanon is Arabic. Most people are bilingual and can additionally speak French or English.

Culture, historic sites, natural wonders, health and wellness, vibrant nightlife: it’s no wonder that Lebanon continues to shine as one of the best tourism destinations in the world.

If you are curious, below are some of the things that have shaped Lebanon into the wonderful country as it is today.

Baalbek, Lebanon's greatest Roman treasure, can be counted among the wonders of the ancient world. The largest and most noble Roman temples ever built.
It is located 85 kilometers from Beirut, can be reached by passing through el-Hermel and el-Arz. It is easier to reach it from Beirut via Damascus drive way, then turning to the left along Chtaura road into the agricultural lands of el-Bekaa.
Byblos is one of the oldest cities in the world. It is also one of the rare sites that have continuously been inhabited and their foundation excavations show that it dates back to the 6th millennium B.C.
From Beirut to Byblos by car, take the coastal highway to the north and follow the signs to Byblos. In Byblos, you can park your car on one of the parking areas along the main roads of Byblos’ modern town (Jbeil and Al-Mina Street)
Sidon, known locally as Saida, is the third-largest city in Lebanon, known for its fascinating and unique history. The old town is still standing with its alleys and its souks (markets) which have maintained their Middle Age features.
It is located on the coast, at 48 kilometers south of Beirut, just down the coastal road from Beirut and is easy to get to. Just follow the southbound road past the Douha and Jiyeh until you reach Saida
Fashioned by millions of years of erosion, the Jeita Grotto is a real feast for the eyes. Six kilometers wide, 18 kilometers deep and once only accessible by boat through an underground river, the cave system is magical and fascinating.
From Beirut to Jeita Grotto by car, follow the coastal highway toward Jounieh. Turn right at the Ajaltoun exit about one kilometer after the Nahr el-Kalb bridge, from where Jeita grotto is clearly signposted and only five kilometers away.
The palace of Beiteddine is a masterpiece of 19th century Lebanese architecture. The palace, with its vast courtyard and beautiful fountains, ochre stone and perfectly geometrical arcades is a wonderful site to behold.
The town is located 45 kilometers southeast of Beirut, and near the town of Deir el-Qamar from which it is separated by a steep valley
The village retains a remarkable picturesque appearance with typical stone houses with red tile roofs. In 1943 The Lebanese president Bechara Al Khoury declared deir al kamar the summer palace for the presidents.
The town is located in Chouf District just 38 Km from Beirut and Beiteddine Palace is a few kilometres further down the road.
The Cedars of God, also known as Arz el Rab, are The Cedars is one of Lebanon's most beautiful nature reserves and home to the oldest Cedar Forest. The entrance of the forest is located opposite the huge cedar tree where the road is lined with souvenir stands and small eateries.
The forest is located 65 kilometers north of Beirut, and just eight kilometers from Bcharre.
Tyre, the Phoenician city, was the queen of the seas. It was built on an island and became well known to the people who lived around the Mediterranean Sea for its wealth and prosperity.
The town is just out from the coast of the Mediterranean and is located about 80 km south of Beirut.