South Lebanon - Lebanon
On the coast, south of Beruit the historic towns of Saida and Tyre offer plenty for the visitor. From its character-packed souq and traditional Sunni ambience to the Roman ruins of Tyre, a whiff of hedonism gives it a unique feel.
Inland, the Chouf mountains rise steeply, harbouring pretty villages and the famed palace at Beiteddine. Higher yet are the cedar reserves where you can admire the nation's iconic and impressive trees. On the foothills on the other side are some of the nation's famous wineries.