Last updated: 8 December 2017
Lebanon has a history that stretches back six thousand years. The Phoenicians founded many of her cities, and they are crammed with ancient treasures that include Byzantine mosaics, ancient underground streets and the remains of Roman structures.

Lebanon, the capital city, is one of the oldest cities in the world, dating back five thousand years. Here many ancient structures, share their turf with modern living and working spaces.

Visit the harbour in Tyre. It has been around since 2700 BC. In Byblos, find well-preserved ancient roads and still-inhabited stone houses. Visit the Bacchus Temple in Baalbek, the caves the Romans used as wine cellars or a Crusaders Sea Castle in Sidon.


Take a boat tour through the beautiful Jeita Grotto, one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World. Ski or hike on the cedar covered mountainsides, or take a tour of the vineyards, where wine has been made for thousands of years.

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