Between Beirut and Byblos is the coastal town of Jounieh, which has a spectacular bay with mountains rising just behind it.


Jounieh is known for its seaside resorts and cafes, restaurants and bustling nightlife, as well as its old stone souk, ferry port, and gondola lift (Le Téléphérique), which takes passengers up the mountain to the shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon in Harissa.


But perhaps the most popular destination here is the famous Casino du Liban, which offers gaming and theater shows.


To the south of Jounieh is the town of Kaslik, which became a meeting place for high society during the war years with luxurious resorts, a yacht harbor, and shopping centers.


Also worth a visit is the Lebanese Heritage Museum and in the summer, the Jounieh International Festival is among the most popular in Lebanon, featuring world-class entertainment and a fireworks display rivaling any other in the country. 

Things to do

Teleferique Jounieh

You’ll see the yellow cable cars of the teleferique overhead when you drive north from Beirut. Operating since 1965, the teleferique takes passengers...

Museum of Holography

Holography is a laser technology that produces airborne 3D images. Lebanon’s holography museum hosts a gallery of 100 holograms along with a 3D...

Jabal Moussa Biosphere Reserve

The Jabal Moussa Biosphere Reserve (JMBR) is a unique melting pot of biodiversity and history, located in Kesrouan District. Jabal Moussa and its...

Jounieh International Festival

The Jounieh International Festival is organized by Phellipolis, a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote tourism in Lebanon. It takes...