Flights to Lebanon
Lebanon is a small country in the Middle East, situated on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea and bordering with Syria and Israel. Although an interesting country to visit, it is currently suffering from political violence and hence this may not be the safest time to go.
Beirut International Airport (airport code: BEY), located 5 kilometres outside of Beirut’s city centre, is where international flights to Lebanon land. Your journey to Lebanon will require indirect flights offered by a variety of major world airlines. Choose from Qatar Airways, Etihad, Emirates, Egyptair, Lufthansa, Ethiopian Airlines, Virgin Atlantic Airways, and South African Airways who provide flights to Lebanon from South Africa with one stop. Most of these airlines fly via their home countries.
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The Tourist Attractions in The Lebanon:
For a small country, Lebanon does have a good variety of interesting places to visit and things to see. From its capital city, to the Mediterranean Sea coast, Lebanon had been getting back on the map in terms of tourism.
The capital and largest city of Lebanon is Beirut, and is home to almost half of the country’s population. Perhaps surprising to some visitors is how attractive this city is, and that it offers a cosmopolitan mix of entertainment and nightlife. Attractions include numerous museums, such as the National Museum of Beirut, and the Sursock Museum, which is an 18th century Lebanese palace where international art is displayed.
The Martyr’s Statue and Solidere Clock Tower are two of the city’s landmarks, plus Beirut has some nice beaches and beachside areas with restaurants and cafés which are popular too.
About 20 kilometres (12.5 miles) north of Beirut is Jeita Grotto. This is a collection of two caves and galleries with a river running through them. The action of the water on the limestone has carved our huge spaces and left various stalactites and stalagmites, including one which is amongst the longest in the world, at 8.2 metres.
Qadisha, or Holy, Valley is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This is a large valley with a deep gorge which has been the home to Christian monastic communities for hundreds of years. Visitors will find caves, monasteries and chapels here.
Baalbek Roman Ruins
Lebanon has a variety of ruins, but Baalbek is the most impressive. Once known as the town of Heliopolis, this set of Roman ruins features tall columns and huge temples and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Located in the east of Lebanon, Baalbek is about 85 kilometres (53 miles) north east of Beirut. The Temple of Bacchus is particularly impressive, and is amongst the most well preserved Roman ruins in the world.
When Should You Visit?:
Lebanon has a mostly Mediterranean climate. This means the country has hot and dry summers, and cooler, wetter winters, particularly in the lower coastal regions. In the more mountainous regions of the country, which is actually the majority of Lebanon’s land area, temperatures below freezing are common and there can be heavy snow; however, summers are still quite hot and dry in these parts too.