EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN YACHT RALLY
 
COUNTRIES - LEBANON




 

The Lebanese people await tourists eagerly and there is much to see. It is one of the most densely populated areas of the Middle East...

Jounieh:
Is the playground for the wealthy of Beirut. Modern boutiques create a strong contrast to the cities that the Rally has already
visited. Here West meets East. Beirut is easily visited from Jounieh.

Byblos:
Is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the World. It was an important trading port for the export of cedar and oil to Egypt in exchange for gold and papyrus until the 10th.

Century BC and an alphabetic phonetic script was developed here. This was the precursor of the modern alphabet. There is a Crusader Castle which dominates the city's medieval ramparts.

Cedar Tree Valley:
Is a small forest of Cedar trees which once covered the whole of Lebanon. The trip to the forest takes you through the most beautiful scenery in Lebanon.


Baalbeck:
Is located in the Bekka Valley. Baalbeck's Acropolis is one of the largest in the World. The complex is 300 metres long and 6 pillars each 22 metres high give an idea of the vast scale of the original building.


The Roman Temple is the Marvel of the Desert.
 
 
 
     Nabil GEMAYEL

Hasan Kaçmaz has visited ATCL President Sheih Fouad El Khazen in April 2009.