This small country in the Middle East is unique. Unlikely as a miracle. A country message said John Paul II. A beautiful, fertile and threatened refuge, fragile but still rising from its ashes, bristling with cedars in the mountains, cranes in the cities, skyscrapers in Beirut. A link between East and West, a border between Syria and Israel, Lebanon creates a link but has suffered from its position in the heart of a powder magazine. A mosaic of religions and populations, the land of cedar, a narrow tongue of land, 250 km long and 25 to 60 km wide, is admirable for its beauty and variety of landscapes. If it opens again to tourism, it keeps the traces of the war with its buildings ripped open in each district. Beirut's new buildings are beautiful and some historic monuments have withstood the bombardments. You should also see Tripoli, cross the fertile plains, climb into the mountains and visit the ancient sites of Byblos, monasteries and churches of different faiths, Orthodox, Maronites.... In this respect, the Qadisha Valley is a must. To the north of Mount Lebanon, this holy valley shelters monasteries from the beginning of Christianity and numerous hermitages. A natural gem, Qadisha is particularly appreciated by hikers. Lebanon also invites you to enjoy the beach and crazy festive nights and even, in winter, to ski down the slopes. The Lebanese cultural and religious life, particularly rich, also offers beautiful moments. Finally, the divine Lebanese cuisine adds to the pleasure of the trip.
When to go to Lebanon?
With more than 300 days of sunshine per year, Lebanon is welcoming all year round. However, the best time (pleasant climate and low hotel rates) is spring and autumn. The high tourist season in Lebanon corresponds to the major religious festivals and summer holidays with the return of Lebanese expatriates, and the summer that attracts tourists from the Gulf countries and the region (early June/late September). The low season is from January to March. This is the period when the weather is the least pleasant. It is also the skiing season
Winter. The winter season is a contrasting one. Temperatures are never polar (in the mountains, however, the climate is harsh). Beautiful days are frequent between two or three days of rain. Bad weather (rain on the coast and snow in the mountains) never lasts very long. Snowfall persists on average from January to April
Spring. The ideal time to visit Lebanon is spring: the climate is mild, nature is resplendent, the tourist sites are not crowded. A few short sandy winds, however.
Summer. It is the period of very hot weather. It almost never rains. The humidity level is particularly high on the coast. Fortunately, the mountain offers a refreshing setting. It is the season of festivals, lively evenings on the private beaches of the coast.
Autumn. With spring, autumn is a good time to discover Lebanon. The hot summer weather has passed and the first rains do not come until the end of November. The climate is mild, ideal for hiking.
Sea temperatures range from an average of 28°C in summer to an average of 16°C in winter.