Travel to Lebanon and discover a country of great contrast and diversity both in the places you go to and in the people you meet. All regions of Lebanon are within easy reach of the exciting capital city, Beirut, famed for first class culture, fascinating history, its world-class restaurants and vibrant nightlife. Whether you travel among friends, family or even alone, Lebanon has something different for you.
After years of unrest, Lebanon is regaining its former reputation as «The Switzerland of the Middle East». Its mountains and its scenic beauty were almost untouched. Lebanon was visited by nearly one million visitors during 2000, 1.4 million during 2002, and the number is expected to grow a lot within the next five years. One who visits Lebanon is fascinated by the 7,000 year old little country. The weather is always moderate, the prices are very reasonable and, most of all the people are friendly.
As a republic since 1943, it is a compact country of 10,452 square kilometers with a population of 3.57 millions (year 2000). The capital is Beirut.