Largest Light Cross in The Middle East, Lebanon

Largest Light Cross in The Middle East, Qanat Bakish

543 m

The cross was built near a church dating back to 1898. At 73.8 meters (242 ft) tall and 37 meters (121 ft) wide the Cross of All Nations is the largest illuminated cross in the world, it was inaugurated on September 13, 2010 on the eve of the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross. It was build by the French Association, Association Terre de Dieu in a land offered by the Lebanese Maronite Order. In Lebanon the feast is celebrated each year in Christian towns and cities with crowded processions during which people carry torches and visit mountain tops where they plant crosses, hold prayer services and start bonfires.

Baskinta - Chakhroub, Lebanon

Baskinta - Chakhroub, Qanat Bakish

3.3 km

Pack your backpacks with lunch, water, cap, sunglasses and sunscreen. There is no need to describe the beauty of Baskinta. Beautiful hike from Baskinta village (Centre Abdallah Ghanem) to Chakhroub (Mikhail Naimi mausoleum) then back to the starting point via another route. A trail will moderate level hike about 4 hours walking time.
Destination: Shoukhroub-Baskinta passing by Mikhael Neaimeh's mausoleum 

Faqra Roman Temple, Lebanon

Faqra Roman Temple, Mzaar Kfardebian

4.2 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

4.2 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.

Zaarour Ski Resort, Lebanon

Zaarour Ski Resort, Zaarour

4.6 km

Zaarour Club or Zaarour ski resort is the closest one to Beirut and offers several outdoors winter activities in addition to downhill skiing. The slopes are North-facing offering excellent quality of snow and the view is simply stunning as it faces the famous Valley of the Skulls and Mount Sannine. The snow is meticulously groomed and safety is a top priority at the resort.

Slopes are served by 4 chairlifts and 2 carpet lifts for children and beginners.

Fees: Ski passes range from LL35000 to LL70000

Mzaar Ski Resort, Lebanon

Mzaar Ski Resort, Mzaar Kfardebian

5.4 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: $27/child and $34/adult
Weekends: $54/child and $67/adult 

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

Saint Charbel Monument Faraya , Lebanon

Saint Charbel Monument Faraya , Faraya

5.4 km

Lebanon’s largest statue of St Charbel located in Faraya on top of the Mount of the Cross. The long monument of 24 m long and weighs 40 tons, was built with highly durable materials (mainly fiberglass) and has a lifespan of hundreds of years.

Rikky'z Bar & Grill, Lebanon

Rikky'z Bar & Grill, Faraya

6.4 km

On 1700m altitude in the heart of the mountain, rises RIKKY’Z, the biggest Wooden House in the Middle East, located in Faraya, 60 minutes away from Beirut. Whether in the indoor space, the terrace, or the garden, RIKKY’Z is your perfect Getaway with unmatched components.

Surrounded by the breathtaking views, RIKKY’Z has combined for you an exquisite food menu, great atmosphere and icomparable music...

From a full course service to buffet dining, from a romantic dinner to the hottest party, RIKKY’Z is open all year round to satisfy all your senses with the ultimate experience

Chabrouh Dam, Lebanon

Chabrouh Dam, Faraya

7.8 km

The Chabrouh Dam is located above the village of Faraya. The water the dam holds is used to to irrigate the surrounding lands. The reservoir has a capacity of some eight million cubic meters and is some 1300 meters in length.

Afqa Grotto, Lebanon

Afqa Grotto, Laklouk

13.7 km

The impressive Afqa Grotto - located in a large cliff 200 meters up - is the source and spring of Nahr Ibrahim and spits huge amounts of water, which is most impressive in winter. In Greek mythology, the site marks where Adonis, the legendary demi-god of beauty and desire, is believed to have died at the foot of the falls.

Our Lady of Lebanon, Lebanon

Our Lady of Lebanon, Jounieh

15.5 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.

Jeita Grotto, Lebanon

Jeita Grotto, Jeita

16.5 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: 6.90$ / ages 15+ : 12.20$

Paragliding in Jounieh, Lebanon

Paragliding in Jounieh, Jounieh

16.7 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

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

Casino Du Liban, Lebanon

Casino Du Liban, Jounieh

17.5 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.

Jounieh Old Souk, Lebanon

Jounieh Old Souk, Jounieh

17.6 km

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.