Lebanon Ministry of Tourism
Lebanons strategic location straddling Europe, Africa and the Middle East and being just a few hours flight from most major cities in these regions makes it an excellent tourist destination. Lebanon's geography includes Mediterranean coastline, rugged alpine peaks and green fertile valleys 225km long and 46km wide an area approximately the size of Cyprus or Connecticut. An ancient land, Lebanon features in the writings of Homer and in the Old Testament. Its cities were major outposts and seaports in Phoenician and Roman times. The cosmopolitan flair of modern-day Beirut, the gastronomic renown of the country's food and wine and an educated and outward-looking population, compliment a country that is both traditional and progressive in outlook. For all the flavours of its storied past and rugged natural beauty, Lebanon is an increasingly popular tourist destination that begs exploration. Lebanon is a rare country in terms of being able to offer tourists a broad spectrum of tourism opportunities, including cultural, heritage & natural sights; beaches, winter sports, outdoor activities and shopping; responsible tourism, MICE, medical and family tourism.