Lebanon enjoys a Mediterranean climate. Winter is mild and rainy on the coast. But there are many thinnings and short rains. Snow is present in the mountains from January to March. Summer is hot and dry. The mountainous regions, cold in winter, offer a very pleasant climate in summer. The popular saying says that in Lebanon, you can ski in the morning and swim in the sea in the afternoon. Spring and early fall remain the two best times to visit the country. The climate is pleasant, there are fewer tourists and the lights are sparkling.
A cultural and historical richness :
A crossroads of civilizations between the West and the East, Lebanon is a cultural and religious mosaic (18 religious denominations). Its history is rich and eventful. The Greeks, Romans, Crusaders, Egyptians and Turks left extraordinary and varied traces. Lebanon is not only about its civil war (1975-1990), the conflict in the summer of 2006 or the various political crises. On the contrary, the land of cedars offers a multitude of archaeological sites, Byzantine ruins, Roman temples and crusader castles to discover. Lebanon's rich history obviously includes such must-see sites as Baalbek, Byblos, Tyre and Beiteddine. But a thousand other treasures await you too.
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