Lebanon is a beautiful mountainous country, between the western Mount Lebanon and eastern Jebel Lubnan al Sharqi or the Anti-Lebanon Range. Lebanon is known for its ancient cities, Roman ruins, Islamic architecture, and ski resorts. The cities of Beirut and Tripoli have impressive architecture and a fascinating culture Other tourist attractions in Lebanon include Aanjar; the best-preserved archaeological site in the country; the Beiteddine (House of Faith) Palace; stalactites and stalagmites caverns of Jeitta Grotto; and the Island of Palm Trees, a UNESCO listed site, famous for its green turtles and rare birds. The ancient cities of Tyre and Byblos (believed to be the oldest town in the world) with their impressive ruins are also worth visiting.
Many airlines including the Middle East Airlines, Air France and British Airways operate direct flights to Beirut from Europe and the Middle East. Cruise ships are also available from the port town of Jounieh. Bus services connect Lebanon with Europe, via Turkey.