Popular Destinations in Lebanon
One of the oldest cities in the world and capital of Lebanon, Beirut is a
hidden gem on the Mediterranean coast. It is home to the only public
airport in the compact country, the Beirut-Rafic Hariri International
Airport (BEY), which is in the suburbs. Nicknamed, the Paris of the East,
Beirut is a diverse half Christian- half Muslim city where locals speak
French, Arabic, and English. The city has a rich history, buzzing
nightlife, breath-taking views of the sea and mountains and sumptuous food.
Visitors here can explore Roman ruins and monuments from the Byzantine and
Ottoman era, indulge in Lebanese cuisine, spend a day at the beach or take
a day trip to the Chouf mountains and unwind at the numerous high-end bars.
Attractions not be missed out include National Museum, Mohammad Al-Amin
Mosque, Martyrs' Square, Sursock Museum, Roman Baths, St. George Maronite
Cathedral, Saint George Greek Orthodox Cathedral, and Beit Beirut.
Located 85 kms north of Beirut, Tripoli is the northernmost seaport in the
country. The city overlooks the eastern Mediterranean Sea and holds four
small islands offshore. Tripoli’s history can be traced back to 14 th Century BC. Notable attractions here include Mansouri Great
Mosque, AlAbd Hammam, Al Shukr Mosque, Al Manchieh Park, and Palm Islands
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Byblos is among the oldest continuously
inhabited cities in the world. According to legend, the city was built by
the Greek god Cronus as the first Phoenician city and has been occupied
since 5000 BC. Byblos is a haven for history and architecture enthusiasts.
The city is home to an ancient port, medieval town center, Crusader, Roman,
and Phoenician ruins. In addition to tracing the historic landmarks in the
city, visitors can explore museums and shops at the old souk. During late
spring and summers, many beachgoers flock to the picturesque seaside town
to relax at the sandy beaches and enjoy the buzzing nightlife. Popular
attractions here include Byblos Castle, Medieval city wall, St John the
Baptist Church, Sultan Abdul Majid Mosque, and Baatara Gorge waterfall.