Mount Lebanon is in the central region of Lebanon, covering the frontal mountain range and the coast below it, resulting in a region of great variety and natural beauty.
The climate varies greatly between different areas of Mount Lebanon and the cool summer breeze in the mountains makes its towns an ideal summer resort, while the snow capped mountains in the winter attracts people for skiing and sight seeing.
The coastal strip below includes bustling cities and beach resorts, surrounded by an agricultural area producing bananas and oranges. Mount Lebanon is very rich in archaeological sites and historical cities and towns with many tourist attractions and famous hotels and restaurants. All areas in Mount Lebanon is within a one hour driving range of Beirut.
Jounieh and Kaslik were a small red roofed town that has grown into a bustling city with modern buildings and an active night life, almost stealing the show from Beirut. Its shopping centres, hotels and restaurants compete with the best in the world. Jounieh lies on a beautiful bay making it an ideal place for beach resorts. Every visitor should take a ride in the telefrique up to Harissa where the Lady of Lebanon stands high and mighty 620 m above sea level with fantastic views down below of the bay of Jounieh and the whole of Beirut.
What to see
- Harissa – Lady of Lebanon Towering above Jounieh’s Bay
- Jeita Grottoes Nature’s marvel
- Byblos, the oldest continuously inhabited historical town, since over 7000 years ago
- Faqra archaeological site
- Faraya ski resort and Natural Bridge
- Beiteddine 12th Century Palace
- Mir Amine Palace Hotel
- Deir el Qamar Historical town
- Commemorative inscriptions at Dog River dating back to Ramses II (1290 B.C.)
- Barouk (1790m above sea level) with groves of Cedar trees on its slopes
- Beit Meri Baabdat
- Broummana Sofar
- Feytroun Bhamdoun
- Reyfoun Aley
- Hammana Falougha
Where to Stay
Mount Lebanon enjoys lovely views and cool summers in the mountainous areas, as well as luxurious beach resorts, and a bustling city full of life.
Food and Drink
Mount Lebanon has some of the most famous restaurants in Lebanon, some of which are only opened during the summer season. Specialties vary, most are known for their delicious Mezza, which is part of the Lebanese cuisine.