Want to explore some rustic places? This article will help you visit the ten best villages in Lebanon!
If you’re tired of exploring Beirut and want to get off the beaten path, there’s no better place to go than the many picturesque villages spread all over Lebanon. They will give you insight into the local culture and allow you to see the world with new eyes.
In addition, they’re quite different from Beirut, so you’ll be able to have many unique experiences on your visit!
So, are you ready to see the ten best villages in Lebanon? Let’s dive in!
This quaint village is located 150 kilometers away from Beirut so make sure you set out early when you wish to explore it.
The journey to Al-Qubayyat is quite scenic because it makes you pass through the north of Lebanon which is a wonderful sight to see. Filled with green rolling hills, spectacular valleys, and beautiful foliage, you won’t have a single dull moment here. The villagers are also very friendly and will make your stay as pleasant as possible.
Jezzine is home to the fifth-largest waterfall in the world. If you’re a fan of seeing nature’s wonders, you’ll love visiting this village because of the gorgeous views surrounding the waterfall. There are also many places to see and visit that you can combine into a day trip to the falls.
This village has two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, namely the Cedars of God and the Valley of the Saints. It’s filled with impressive views and lush greenery that will steal your breath away.
Since Bcharre was home to Gebran Khalil Gebran and many monasteries, this visit will also give you quite an interesting history lesson.
This city is one of the oldest Greek towns in the world, which is why it has no shortage of Greek and Phoenician monuments and buildings for you to explore. You’ll also be able to enjoy the scenic views from its height and generally have a great time in this historic city.
We can’t mention beautiful Lebanese villages without mentioning Pino. Most people know it for its outstanding views which include oak trees, rose fields, olive plants, and pine forests. Pino is where the famous rose water is made by squeezing fresh roses for their juices.
While it has come a long way from being the village that it was many centuries ago, it is still quite a small town that retains many of the characteristics of a traditional village. Its narrow alleys, old shops, quaint restaurants, and picturesque natural spots make it a perfect getaway for anyone looking to escape the city life.
7. Kafr Houna
This village has more of a rocky nature than the other ones. It has some cliffs and hills that you’ll love exploring. In addition, it’s also home to many orchards and gardens that will soothe your sense and provide you with a sense of comfort on your holiday.
Ehden is a very popular tourist hotspot in the summer because of its cooler temperatures and beautiful views. However, a lot of people visit it for its religious and cultural significance. It is home to many monasteries, churches, and other places of religious interest. It’s located quite high up above sea level so you’ll get great views and will also be able to enjoy the nature reserve there.
This place is quite popular among skiing enthusiasts. After all, it has an amazing ski station which is quite convenient because it is so close to Lebanon. You’ll be able to ski to your heart’s content there and if you don’t know how, just rent some skis and the instructor will help you learn how to use them.
The stone structures in Tebnine will take you back to forgotten times and will give you quite a dose of nostalgia. You’ll also love the gorgeous old castle there which is surrounded by breathtaking foliage. Don’t forget to visit the infamous Friday market and check out the different local wares!
- Article based on personal opinion, experience and research.
- Photos from Unsplash & canva.