Lebanon is a country with so much history; natural beauty and so many fun-loving people that itís hard to believe all are found in an area of only 10,450 square km. The coast stretches along 250 km of golden beaches, mini-fjords, mysterious sea caves and craggy promontories.
The Lebanese Coast still proudly carries the names of its ancient Phoenician cities, but today Tyre, Sidon, Byblos, and Tripoli are modern metropolises housing the majority of the countryís almost four million inhabitants. †
Itís no place for stereotypes, In spite of being a Middle Eastern country it has no desert and itís highest peak tops that of Norway. Although the country is only 50 km wide, the two mountain ranges that dominate it make crossing those kilometers an adventure that will take you as long as traveling its coast.
This Plain end abruptly of the foot of Anti-Lebanon range, an arid mountain mass which runs from north to south and forms the boundary with Syria.
Lebanonís weather is a varied as her beauty, as for the sun. Winter on the coast can be dry and mild one day and wet and chilly the next but never lasts long. In the mountains, the snows insure good skiing from December through April. Youíll understand the love affair the Lebanese have with their mountains when the coastal areas heat up in the summer. Although temperatures rarely climb over 30 C the humidity can be very oppressive. Beirut in the summer becomes a commuter society as people move to the mountains to enjoy the cool, dry climate. Keep in mind that virtually to ahead for the beaches or the mountain resort.