Lebanon is a small country with a distinguished history. Visit to explore its ruined temples and archaeological sites (Byblos is believed to have been inhabited since 5000 BC). Lovers of fashion, food and modern nightlife should head straight to the capital. Beirut is a thriving metropolis built on an ancient city – don’t be deterred by the crowds, as you’d miss its riches. Go antique shopping, tour the street art, and eat spice-rubbed flatbread with hummus. Then back to your hotel for a dip in the rooftop infinity pool. We’ve shortlisted luxury hotels in Beirut to give you an oasis after each lively day.