Lebanese summers promise unique experiences and unforgettable memories for visiting tourists. With sun, fun, mountain retreats and cultural festivals, Lebanon’s summer season has something in store for everyone.
The months June to September are perfect for lounging at the beach, mountain getaways, music concerts and festivals. Clear skies and warm temperatures along the coast lure locals and tourists alike to the Mediterranean's lukewarm waters. Besides sun bathing, Lebanese summers give visitors the opportunity to take in some history at a plethora of archeological sites.
For art, dance, and music enthusiasts, several festivals are held throughout the summer, featuring both local and international performers. The largest of these are held at historic and archeological sites like Beiteddine, which serve as breathtaking backdrops for grand performances. The Baalbek Festival is hosted on the site of spectacular Roman temples; the Beiteddine Festival is held at a 200-year-old palace in the Chouf mountains; and the Byblos Festival takes place at the docks of one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. And there are always several smaller scale events taking place in various cities and villages across the country, such as Beirut’s version of the Festival of Color this July.
Downtown Beirut and Biel also provide many outdoor activities such as biking and hot air ballooning over the coast…