Lebanon is a country that blooms with natural beauty. Its traditional villages and amazing green mountains and valleys are what makes this Mediterranean country unique and earns it to be described by many as a paradise.
A paradise that you can easily discover and enjoy, whether you are visiting from abroad or you are a local who, for some reasons, have missed taking the time to know these places up close.
Here are 10 villages with the most beautiful greeneries for you to visit and experience the true Lebanese village life.
Mtein is one of the oldest towns in Lebanon, located about 35km from Beirut; an easy short ride that can get you to get acquainted with this traditional village packed with history and beautiful sceneries.
You can visit the old silk factories, the Mtein’s Museum of Arts, the ancient palaces of the emirs Abillama, the pre-Phoenician ruins, and the local winery, and also enjoy a hiking trip in its awesome nature or biking through the town.
While visiting Bcharre, you should check out the majesticQadisha Valley, the Valley of The Saints, and its impressive historical monasteries. The Valley and the Cedars of Gods are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
There is plenty to explore and do in Zahle, from visiting the city alleys, the wineries, the religious sites, to having a delicious traditional lunch by the river at the Berdawni… Check here for the fun activities you can enjoy while there.
The citizens of Hasbaya are still living the true Lebanese village life, and the town’s main source of income are the olive trees located at the low hills of Wadi El Taym and watered by the Hasbani River.