Jeita Grottos: Wonderful Stalactites & Stalagmites

Jeita is an extraordinary site which could be one of the wonders of the world but remains an intimate experience. The Jeita caves are solutional karst caves which have formed over millions of years due to the dissolution of limestone. The grotto has strategically positioned coloured lights that showcase the stalactites and stalagmites in all their crystalline glory.

Sayadieh: A Lebanese Rice and Fish Dish

Sayadieh is a traditional Lebanese dish that consists of rice and fish cooked with cumin and other spices. It is a delicious and hearty meal that can be made with different types of white fish, such as cod, snapper or halibut. The rice is cooked in a flavorful fish stock and topped with caramelized onions and toasted nuts. Sayadieh is usually served with a lemony tahini sauce on the side for extra zing.

Pigeons’ Rock & Beirut Corniche

The Raouché, a timeless symbol of Lebanese capital Beirut is its most famous landmark. Off the coast of Raouché, there is a natural landmark called the Pigeons' Rock, its Arabic name translates to rock and is believed to be a derivative of the French word rocher. It is also known as the Rock of Raouché. This 60-meter high offshore rock couple was formed in the prehistoric era by a geologic movement. These two huge rock formations, made of sedimentary pale soft porous limestone rock eroded over millions of years, stand like gigantic sentinels on the Mediterranean Sea.

Byblos: Oldest Continuously Inhabited City

Byblos is among the cities listed as candidates for the distinction of the oldest city in the world as it has been continuously inhabited for over 7,000 years. Carbon-dating tests have set the earliest age of settlement at Byblos around 7000 BCE, however it was not officially established as a city until sometime around 5000 BCE.

Mzaar-Kfardebian: Largest Ski Resort in the Middle East

Mzaar Kfardebian — formerly Faraya Mzaar is a ski area in Lebanon and the largest ski resort in the Middle East. It was founded in the late 1950s. There are 42 slopes and 80km of piste spread across three distinct valleys — named Wardeh, Jonction and Le Refuge – plus a number of ski schools and a wide variety of options for snowboarding, snow-shoeing, ski-touring, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.

Visiting the Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon in Harissa

Our Lady of Lebanon is a title and a shrine dedicated to the Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ. The shrine is located in Harissa, a village in Lebanon, and it attracts millions of pilgrims from different religions every year. The shrine features a large bronze statue of Mary with her arms stretched out towards Beirut, the capital city of Lebanon. The statue was erected in 1904 and it symbolizes peace and unity for the Lebanese people. Our Lady of Lebanon is also the patroness of Lebanon and the Lebanese diaspora.