Lebanon is a country that is comprised of stunning coast lines, gorgeous alpine peaks and masses of green valleys that you could simply (and voluntarily) become lost in for days! In ancient times, Lebanon was an important Middle Eastern crossroads and featured in the literature of Homer as well as the Old Testament.
Modern day Lebanon is still a place that remains widely unknown to many intrepid travellers but is definitely a gem of the Middle East that is well worth exploring. It is a country with much to offer the food critic and wine connoisseur with a very accepting and curious society of people.
Lebanon is made up for main geographical regions which all differentiate in climate. From west to east they are the Anti-Lebanon range which is mostly made up of mountains which spread towards the next region of the Békaa Valley. The Békaa Valley, which in the Roman times was known as “the breadbasket” is the main agricultural area of Lebanon and produces many fruits and vegetables in abundance. Further east is the incredible Lebanese coast which is accompanied by the Mediterranean Sea. The Lebanese coast enjoys hot summers and wet winters, forcing tourists between the beaches and the mountains, depending on the time of year. Just past the coast is the Mount Lebanon Range which is a mountainous area full of snow-melting rivers and Lebanon’s highest peak, Qornet Es-Saouda, which boasts an amazing 3,090 metres of height.