Jounieh Old Souk, Lebanon

Jounieh Old Souk, Jounieh

162 m

Despite being called old, the Old Souk of Jounieh recently went under a renovation and is currently more alive than ever. During the day stores ranging from supermarkets, boutiques, artisan shops in addition to banks, travel agencies and others open their doors. As for the night activities, as soon as the sun is gone the busy day life is replaced by the charming evenings as a diversity of coffee shops, restaurants, and pubs bring back the life to the Old Souk of Jounieh. 

Paragliding in Jounieh, Lebanon

Paragliding in Jounieh, Jounieh

1.9 km

Looking for an adventurous experience in Lebanon? if you are staying around Jounieh and you just enjoy heights and adventure, book your paragliding flight with Skileb.com

Located 500 meters above sea level, Harissa mountain would be the take off site of the flight all the way to Jounieh. Flight around 15 to 20 minutes depending on the weather and wind. Our experienced instructors will guarantee an unforgettable experience above Lebanon. 

This activity is weather critical and flights might be cancelled at the last minute because of the weather. So if you are visiting Lebanon, make sure to book from the first day you are here to guarantee the experience is done during your stay in case of cancellation. 

Weight should be less than 95kg and booking should be done 2 days prior specially during high season (Summer and weekends)
Don't forget to wear something comfortable and book your session with a video to capture the crazy memories. 
 

Opening time: Everyday between 10AM to 6PM

Fees: $120/pers

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Our Lady of Lebanon, Lebanon

Our Lady of Lebanon, Jounieh

2.3 km

People of all religion have a special devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. In Harissa, lies Our Lady of Lebanon, a pilgrimage site in her honor. The shrine was completed in the year 1908 and has become a major touristic attraction which overlooks the bay of Jounieh ever since. To get here, tourists can take the Téléphérique (gondola lift) from the City of Jounieh while enjoying the amazing view from high up.

Casino Du Liban, Lebanon

Casino Du Liban, Jounieh

3.8 km

Casino Du Liban is the number one casino in Lebanon and is located in Maameltein, Jounieh. This 5 star luxurious casino offers a total of 602 gaming machines, with a wide variety of gaming tables adding up to 60 in number including; American Roulette, Blackjack, Caribbean Stud Poker, Casino Stud Poker, Mini Punto Banco, Punto Banco, Stud Poker, and Texas Hold'em. There are 6 restaurants and bars at the casino comprising of different cuisines like the French, Lebanese, or International. In the summer, banqueting options are available in a luxurious outdoor setting with a magnificent view of the bay of Jounieh.

The minimum age allowed into the casino is 21, and a dress code is available for the guests. For the main casino gaming room, men are required to dress in a suit and tie, while women in formal dresses. As for the slot machines area a smart casual dress code is required which means no jeans or sport shoes.

Dog River, Lebanon

Dog River, Jeita

4.4 km

The Dog River (Nahr Al-Kalb) is a river in Lebanon which runs for 31 km from a spring in Jeita near the Grotto to the Mediterranean Sea. It is the ancient Lycus River and it attracts numbers of tourists who love nature as well as specialists of history and archeology.

Jeita Grotto, Lebanon

Jeita Grotto, Jeita

4.5 km

In 1836, Jeita Grotto was discovered by an American missionary who went by the name Reverend William Thompson and by 1958, it became open to the public. Jeita Grotto is known for its spectacular formation of stalactites (a narrow structure hanging like an icicle from the roof of a cave) and stalagmites (a mound or narrow column rising from the floor of a cave), stone curtains and columns and has been a major touristic attraction ever since. These wonderful formations are on two levels; the lower cavern which is visited by boat, and the upper level which is visited on foot.

In summer you can visit both levels, while in winter the lower section is sometimes closed due to the rise in water level. The tour lasts for about two hours and includes a boat ride through the lower cavern, a visit to the upper cavern by foot, and a film presentation.

Opening time: Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m

Fees: Children under the age of 4 have free entry / children between the ages of 4 and 14: 6.80$ / ages 15+ : 12.06$

The Village Dbayeh, Lebanon

The Village Dbayeh, Dbayeh

6.4 km

If you're in the mood to dine, dance and have a drink then the Village Dbayeh is the place to be. This community caters to the needs of all age group and customer preference as it is the home of 16 of Lebanon's best names in the F&B industry located here. These bars and restaurants are those you know and love so either go for a tasty treat at one of the 6 delicious restaurants or a cold drink after a long day at any of the 10 bars.

Restaurants:
- OBI
- Crepaway
- Divvy
- Lina’s
- Nasma
- Toto

Bars:
- Barcelona
- BistroBar
- Bodo
- Faze II
- Mayor
- Pablo Escobar
- Rural
- The Bar
- The Oak
- Trumpet

Opening time: 10:00AM - 2:00AM

City Mall, Lebanon

City Mall, Beirut

11.1 km

CITYMALL is the ultimate one-stop destination for all shopping lovers, bringing you the best in clothes, shoes and accessories.The mall is located in Dora highway on a rectangular land of 70,000 SQM, bordering the region's three major axes. Its area is divided in a way to facilitate access to the Hypermarket, the stores and the restaurants. Glass walls, sky domes, as well as air-conditioning and internal heating systems allow the visitors to experience ultimate comfort.

Explore all four floors and discover:

- A large number of stores including the famous BHV, a full line department store carrying more than 70,000 items.
- A hypermarket with 11,000 SQM of shopping area, offering gourmet and premium imported goods along with local merchandise.
- Cinemacity is a ten-screen multiplex, with full Digital Screens among the LARGEST in Lebanon.
- The one and only ice skating arena in Lebanon offering also entertaining events and various activities.
- An impressive food court including a variety of cafés and famous restaurants to meet all guest expectations.

Opening time: 10am-10pm

White Beirut, Lebanon

White Beirut, Beirut

11.5 km


Ever since its introduction to the Lebanese nightlife scene, White has pioneered the concept of the high-end restaurant and lounge with high-class entertainment. Pulsing with energy, oozing with style, attracting one of the most cosmopolitan crowds White is best experienced in the heat of the night, when the ambience, views and music conspire to dazzle your senses. For those wanting to live Beirut’s most exuberant season, only one place is high enough to take it all in.

Located at Beirut Sea Side Road overlooking the coast, this rooftop club is an institution in Beirut, operating from May to October with an open space that fits 1200 people. You stand, cocktail in hand, and let yourself be seduced by the dancing crowd. This is Beirut at its finest!
White line up some of the most popular and renowned dance acts in the world. Among the live events that have appeared are: Fedde Le Grand, Steve Angello, Steve Edwards, Timo Maas, Richard Durand, Shawnee Taylor, R.I.O Project, Lexter, Keith Thompson and a tribute to His Highness Michael Jackson.

Opening time: 10pm-5am

Al Mandaloun Club, Lebanon

Al Mandaloun Club, Beirut

12.9 km

Al Mandaloun Club is located in Ashrafieh in the busy Mar Mikhael street inside an old theatre.The whole theater has been renovated to give it a modern twist while looking like a train station. When looking for a fabulous night out to drink or dine, look no further than Al Mandaloun as it provides live musical performances and also has a VIP section.
 

Opening time: Monday - Saturday: 10:00 pm – 4:00 am

Mar Mikhael, Lebanon

Mar Mikhael, Beirut

13.3 km

The Mar Mikhael district of Beirut is undeniably the city’s most booming location right at this time. Its rise has been so rapid that it can be a challenge just keeping on top of all the latest bars, restaurants and cafés in the area. The neighborhood is named after the Maronite Catholic Church of St. Michael, which is located on Rue Pharoun.

Music Hall, Lebanon

Music Hall, Beirut

14.1 km

Music Hall is one of Beirut's most iconic and legendary live music venues and cultural hub. It was launched in 2003 by visionary entrepreneur Michel Elefteriades and is the perfect destination for those who appreciate immense live music, an exclusive atmosphere and tasty food.

It hosts more than 10 unique acts from around the globe per night ranging from a series of diverse stage performances of Latin, Gipsy, French and Oriental to Opera, Rock, Reggae, and many other genres, making it a must-visit for locals and tourists alike.

Opening time: 10:00 p.m - 4:00 a.m

Fees: $60+

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Gemmayze, Lebanon

Gemmayze, Beirut

14.5 km

Gemmayze is an old district full of tiny streets and breathtaking historic buildings from the French era. The area is mostly known for its bars, pubs, restaurants, and lounges which are scattered around the streets and alleyways. Beirut's nightlife is always alive in this area, making "Gemmayze" a household name.

Beirut Souks, Lebanon

Beirut Souks, Beirut

14.6 km

The Beirut Souks is a major commercial district in Beirut Central District. With over 200 shops spread on a 128,000 sq m. it is Beirut's largest shopping area. Beirut Souks are yet another architectural achievement, where the practicality of modern designs embraces historical and cultural heritage. The Souks turned into an “open area” offering a unique journey that takes the visitor far beyond the shopping mall experience.

Beirut Souks expose a bunch of local and international jewellery brands from classic to trendy, elegant to glamorous.

Whether you prefer interiors or modern outdoors, Beirut Souks restaurants and cafes will satisfy your taste with a unique historical setting. From the four corners of the world, enjoy all types of cuisines in venues that are exclusive to Beirut Souks in Lebanon.
 
Children are a great part of Beirut Souks exciting activity where they can enjoy and go wild at the Planet Discovery

Beirut Souks brings people together to celebrate life and share unforgettable moments of pleasure. From concerts to fashion shows, street animations and outdoor events.

 

Opening time: 10am-10pm

Downtown Beirut, Lebanon

Downtown Beirut, Beirut

14.7 km

Downtown Beirut, also known as ''Centreville'', is the vibrant center of Lebanon's financial, commercial, and administrative districts. Beirut's downtown area is home to quite a few famous mosques, churches, ruins, and historical sites such as the Roman Baths (an ancient Roman thermae) located between Banks and Capuchin Street and was originally discovered in 1968-69. Beirut Souks, one of the largest shopping areas of the country, is also located in the Downtown Beirut.

A monument which stands out and which Downtown Beirut is known for is the Martyrs' Square statue,as well as the clock-tower which is located at the center of Nejme Square, or ''Place de l'Etoile'' which is home to the Lebanese partliament.

Zaituna Bay, Lebanon

Zaituna Bay, Beirut

14.8 km

Zaitunay Bay is Beirut's newest and trendiest spot to hang out, dine, relax, and tour. A hip and cool boardwalk in the center of Beirut, this hot spot is the place to go for weekend outings with the family as well as date nights on the town.
This waterfront promenade has more than a handful of chic and upscale restaurants to choose from, and what makes it even more enjoyable is the stunning Beirut skyline.

Achrafieh, Lebanon

Achrafieh, Beirut

14.8 km

Located in the Eastern province of Beirut, Achrafieh is one of the oldest, most delightful places in Beirut with a lovely architectural combination of traditional as well as luxurious buildings. A vast number of both residential and commercial infrastructures like coffee shops, luxury stores, restaurants, clubs and several others make it the ultimate place for every day and night as well as touristic activity.
Several other smaller neighborhoods are located in this area, with the major ones being; Sassine Square which is known as one of the most famous commercial, social, as well as political focal point in Lebanon. Another is St. Nicolas where important buildings are situated like the Sofil building, Ivory Building, Sursock House, and the Sursock Museum. Last but not least, comes Tabaris / Abdel wahab where also, a lot of important buildings are found like the Achrafieh Tower, 812 Tabaris, Yared buildings, Metropolis, L'Hermitage, Fal Towers, Jardins de Tabaris, Sight II, and Beirut Heights.

The Crusader Byblos Castle, Lebanon

The Crusader Byblos Castle, Byblos

15.3 km

Byblos Castle was built by the Crusaders in the 12th century from indigenous limestone and the remains of Roman structures. The finished structure was surrounded by a moat. It belonged to the genoese Embriaco family, whose members were the Lords of Gibelet (as Byblos was called during Middle Ages). Saladin captured the town and castle in 1188 and dismantled the walls in 1190. Later, the Crusaders recaptured Byblos and rebuilt the fortifications of the castle in 1197. In 1369, the castle had to fend off an attack from Cypriot vessels from Famagusta.

The Byblos Castle has distinguished historical buildings for neighbors. Near it stand a few Egyptian temples, Phoenician Royal Necropolis and the Roman amphitheatre. These are testament to the varied and rich history of the town of Byblos.

Opening time: Everyday from 9AM to 6PM

Fees: LBP6000/pers

Byblos Old Souk, Lebanon

Byblos Old Souk, Byblos

15.5 km

In the southeast section of the historic city, near the entrance of the archaeological site, is an old market where tourists can shop for souvenirs and antiques, or simply stroll along the old cobblestone streets and enjoy the architecture. People sometimes go there just for a walk in the alleys of the souks, as it takes you back millions of years ago. The charm of this place will leave you breathless and you will be back for more. 

Opening time: Everyday from 9AM to 10PM

Fees: No entrance fees

Byblos Port, Lebanon

Byblos Port, Byblos

15.5 km

Byblos Port is an ancient port in Byblos, Lebanon and is believed by the Lebanese to be oldest port in the world. Around 3000 BC, Byblos Port was the most important timber shipping center in the eastern Mediterranean. It was used by the Phoenicians to ship their local wine, Cedars of Lebanon and other wood to the Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt to be used in tomb construction and shipbuilding.

When visiting the Port, don't forget to pass by Pepe Abed fishing Club for the best sea food lunch you can ever taste.

Fees: 0

Byblos Wax Museum, Lebanon

Byblos Wax Museum, Byblos

15.5 km

The wax museum is located in Byblos, Lebanon. This museum displays wax statues and life scenes from the Phoenician era to the modern times.

The museum, which was originally opened in 1970, also provides exhibits showcasing Lebanese rural life.

Highlights include a lifelike statue of famed Lebanese author Khalil Gibran writing at his desk, two artisans creating colorful Phoenician glasswork, a statue of Alexander the Great prior to the burning of Tyre, a traditional Lebanese wedding scene, and a depiction of the 1916 revolt against Ottoman rule, which resulted in the execution of the leading revolutionaries on Martyrs' Square in Downtown Beirut.

Opening time: Everyday from 9AM to 6PM

Fees: LBP5000/person

St John The Baptist Church , Lebanon

St John The Baptist Church , Byblos

15.6 km

The construction of the church began in 1115, with additional structures added with time during the 12th and 13th centuries. Each one of the church's 3 naves end with a semi circular apse. In the 13th century, the Italianate-style cupla with an open air baptistery were added in the northwest corner. 
The church was given to the Maronite community by Emir Youssef Chehab during the 18th century. 

The church was severly damaged during the British bombardment in 1840 but it was restored later in 1947 and the bell tower was added. 
The architectural style of the church is roman but reflects the oriental Byzantine influence. In the garden to the west of the church are traces of mosaic paving of an earlier Byzantine church.

Opening time: Everyday from 8AM to 6PM

Fees: No entrance fees

Byblos Old Town, Lebanon

Byblos Old Town, Byblos

15.7 km

One of the oldest continuously populated cities in the world is Byblos, Lebanon. Modern scholars state that it dates way back to 7,000 years ago and at the time, it was called "Gubla" and later "Gebal" while the coast in general was called "Canaan". We were given the name "Phoenicia" and the city's name was changed to "Byblos" after 1200 B.C. by the Greek.

This wonderful ancient city is still full of life 37km North of Beirut and is referred to as "Jbeil" in Arabic. Do not think twice about visiting Byblos because it is has every form of activity you can think of from restaurants to souvenir shops, hotels, bars, etc. Do not be deceived by the modern buildings and crowded streets because deep into the old town are excavated remains of the ancient city like the Crusader castle. If you wish to get a deeper understanding about Byblos and Lebanon's past, be sure to visit the Wax Museum near the Crusader Castle. Just 6km South of Byblos is Nahr Ibrahim. This valley of the ancient Adonis river is the wildest and most beautiful in Lebanon.

Byblos has risen as an upscale touristic focal point thanks to its ancient port, Phoenician, Roman and Crusader ruins, sandy beaches and the picturesque mountains that surround it. The city is known for its fine fish restaurants, open-air bars, and outdoor cafes. Frank Sinatra and Marlon Brando were regular visitors to the cities and you can go on Yacht cruises into its harbor today, just as they did in the sixties and seventies.

Hamra Area, Lebanon

Hamra Area, Beirut

16.1 km

Hamra is a lively Lebanese neighborhood in the heart of Beirut. It is well known for its central street, Hamra Street, which is bursting with pubs, clubs, cafes, and restaurants. Hamra's nightlife is upbeat and entertaining, but it also has a serious side; The American University of Beirut and the Lebanese American Univeristy are both located in the Hamra area.

Hamra is the art district of Beirut where plenty of art museums, exhibitions, and theaters are located. During the day Hamra street is a friendly shopping area where you can window shop and enjoy the nice weather and atmosphere. At night, Hamra transforms into the perfect place for clubbing and partying.

 

American University of Beirut - AUB, Lebanon

American University of Beirut - AUB, Beirut

16.2 km

The American University of Beirut is a private university located in Beirut, Lebanon. It is internationally recognized and degrees awarded by the university are registered with the New York Board of Regents. It is ranked 1st of the American universities located outside of the United states of America. AUB is located on Bliss street, in Beirut.64 buildings make up the AUB campus. There are 5 libraries, 3 museums, 7 dormitories and a medical center, The American University of Beirut Medical Center. AUB is home to several faculties and schools, The Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, The Faculty of Arts and Sciences, The Faculty of Healthy Sciences, The faculty of Medicine, The Suliman S. Olayan School of Business, and the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture.

Beirut City Center Mall, Lebanon

Beirut City Center Mall, Beirut

16.3 km

Beirut City Centre is centrally located in Hazmieh, with convenient access from all road networks and has a unique offer of over 180 specialty stores from Victoria’s Secret to Marks and Spencer, Pottery Barn and many more spread across 60,000 square meters divided into three floors. Beirut City Centre is one of Lebanon’s largest modern shopping, leisure and entertainment destinations.

Beirut City Centre offers an outdoor rooftop restaurant, a food court with 16 different food outlets, a multiplex cinema, a family entertainment centre (Magic Planet) a huge space dedicated to children’s entertainment, Carrefour, a 12,857 sqm hypermarket spread over three floors having the lowest cost items of any supermarkets in the country and a convenient indoor parking.
A visit to Beirut City Centre will guarantee your expectation; you will definitely leave carrying full bags!

Opening time: 10am-10pm

Faqra Roman Temple, Lebanon

Faqra Roman Temple, Mzaar Kfardebian

16.8 km

The Faqra Roman temple lies on a small hill 1600m above sea level in Kfardebian and is the most extensive Roman Ruins in all of Lebanon. Found on this site is a huge 15 meters square tower with interior staircase leading to the top. In the North-East corner of the tower and above the door, there is a Greek inscription which specifies that the building was restored by the Roman Emperor Claudius in 43 AD. The main temple consists of restored columns and remains of an alter, and was dedicated to a "very great god" there is also a smaller temple dedicated to "the Syrian goddess". This Roman Ruins in Faqra is a rewarding place to explore.

Opening time: Always open

Fees: No Entrance fees

Faqra Natural Bridge, Lebanon

Faqra Natural Bridge, Mzaar Kfardebian

18.4 km

The Faqra Natural Bridge is 5.3km away from the Faqra ruins and down towards the North. This stone bridge is an amazing work of nature with an arch opening of 38 meters and an elevation of 58 meters. A strong eye easily discovers the fossilized seashells under the bride of different forms and kinds, dating back 200 million years. This superb natural bridge is one of the greatest in the world and it overhangs a basin full of enormous blocks of stone that have crashed down from the sides.

Opening time: Always open

Fees: No Entrance fees

Mzaar Ski Resort, Lebanon

Mzaar Ski Resort, Mzaar Kfardebian

20.3 km

Mzaar Ski Resort is located in Mzaar Kfardebian, Beirut, Lebanon. It is known to be the ski area with the most amazing scenery and pleasurable mountain resorts in Lebanon thereby making your ski experience one to remember. The resort has several slopes which are suitable for each level of ski experience, ranging from beginner to expert levels.

The resort is one of the busiest ski resort in Lebanon. Many hotels and restaurants are available in the area and at a walking distance from the ski slopes. If you are visiting with a group of friends, a self catering chalet with fireplace would be the best option. 

Entrance fees: 

Weekdays: $20/child and $27/adult
Weekends: $37/child and $47/adult 

Opening time: Open everyday from 8AM to 3:30PM

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