Our Lady of Nourieh, Lebanon

Our Lady of Nourieh, Chekka

1.4 km

The story of Our Lady of Light shrine and monastery is celebrated throughout Lebanon, a country where Christianity has existed since Jesus first evangelized in Tyre and Sidon, and therefore, Lebanon is often considered part of the “Holy Land.” Some of the first Christian communities were set up in Lebanon during the time of the apostles.

It is believed that two sailors built the shrine in the 4th century. One winter night, on a very stormy sea, the two sailors found themselves in peril. They began praying, and the Virgin appeared to them as a light and guided them gently to the shore of Theoprosopon near modern-day Chekka in North Lebanon. The grateful sailors carved a cave in the cliff and dedicated it to the Virgin Mary, and called the shrine, Our Lady of Light. A Greek Orthodox monastery was built in the 17th century.The miraculous icon of the Theotokos has been venerated for centuries for having glowed with light to attract wayward ships

Opening time: 9 Am to 5 PM

Fees: No entrance fees

Mseylha Fort , Lebanon

Mseylha Fort , Chekka

3.8 km

The Mseilha Fort is a fortification situated north of the city of Batroun in Lebanon. The current fort was built by Emir Fakhreddine II in the 17th century to guard the route from Tripoli to Beirut.The fort is built on a long, narrow limestone rock near the Nahr el-Jawz River. Its walls are constructed with small sandstone blocks quarried from the nearby coast and built onto the edge of the limestone rock. The thickness of the walls ranges from 1.5 to 2 meters (4 to 6.5 feet). The larger limestone blocks are the only remains of an earlier structure probably built for the same defensive reason.

Opening time: 9 AM to 5 PM

Fees: No entrance fees

Tahet el Rih Beach, Lebanon

Tahet el Rih Beach, Anfeh

6.5 km

Tahet el Rih beach Anfeh is a simplified version of Greece with white/turquoise wooden cabins and chalets. Wooden bridges, passages and balconies border the sea to give the visitors a gorgeous view of the clear water. In addition, wind wheels are spotted among the white cabins and they serve to pump sea water for salt extraction.

The water underneath the cabins is crystal clear to the point that you can clearly see the rocks at the bottom of the sea.
Ta7et el Ri7 beach is a free entrance public beach in Anfeh , but most of the chalets are private.

This is a list of cafe and restaurants where you can sunbath, have a lunch or just chillax under the sun of beautiful Anfeh.

– Chez Fouad restaurant Phone 70/830 117

– 3al Ba7er restaurant Phone: 70/554417

– Salim sur mer Phone 03/330472

– Paralia Bar Phone 78/955 811

– Istira7et al Khal Phone 03/306585

Opening time: 9 AM to 1 AM

The Citadel of Anfeh, Lebanon

The Citadel of Anfeh, Anfeh

6.6 km

The Citadel of Anfeh is located on a peninsula that is 400-meter long and 100-meter wide. That peninsula is known as "Raas Anfeh". The citadel is considered a Crusader remain, but it was an important place for many other civilizations. Many historical things like old graves, mosaic pieces, olive presses, and salt pans can be found in and around it.The citadel is characterized by its rock-cut  trench (Al-Khandaq). Historically, the trench, covered with sea water, was used to separate the citadel from the land during attacks on the citadel. A movable bridge was used as a path from and to the citadel, and its rocky base still exists.

Opening time: Always open

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Salt Marshes in Anfeh, Lebanon

Salt Marshes in Anfeh, Anfeh

6.7 km

Wide areas of Anfeh and its surrounding are covered by salines. Along the length of the bay, the salt marshes add a typically pretty note to the landscape, especially with the traditional wind wheel which pumps seawater. The production of sea salt is a staple of the local economy. “White gold”, as it is called, provides for an inexhaustible natural resource which can thus be extracted without endangering the environment.

Opening time: Always open

Batroun Town, Lebanon

Batroun Town, Batroun

7.3 km

Batroun is located in the northern part of Lebanon and it's one of the oldest city in the world. 

The name Batroun derives from the Arabic al-Batroun, itself from the Greek, Botrys (also spelled Bothrys), which was later Latinized to Botrus. Historians believe that the Greek name of the town originates from the Phoenician word, bater, which means to cut and it refers to the maritime wall that the Phoenicians built in the sea to protect them from tidal waves.[1] Other historians[who?] believe that the name of the town is derivative of the Phoenician words, beit truna, which translates to house of the chief.

It's knows to be one of the major destination in Northern Lebanon for its beaches, night life and historic background. 

Beaches you must visit: Pierre & Friends - White beach - Loco Beach- O Glacee - Orchid beach resort - Baracuda beach

Colonel Beer Brewery, Lebanon

Colonel Beer Brewery, Batroun

7.6 km

The Colonel Beer Brewery is already one of the main destination in Lebanon. It's located in the center of Batroun, just walking distance from the pubs and restaurants. The brewery produces craft lager beer and distribute the products in Lebanon. 

The brewery features a large terrace pub where concerts, bands and many special events are held. The place is eco and pet friendly. It also hosts a restaurants with fast food menu.

The brewing process is visible from the pub through a glass separation and tours explaining the beer-making process to visitors are featured. Its eco-friendly structure is fascinating to see; it uses natural lighting and is made up of an interesting combination of eco-boards, recycled wood pallets, vertical gardens and a green roof.

Opening time: 5pm till 2am

Fees: Free entrance

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IXCIR Winery, Lebanon

IXCIR Winery, Batroun

7.6 km

Located on the hills of Batroun, this 17th century bastion of regional heritage was established by friends with a common passion for both wine and Lebanon. IXSIR is the culmination of their dream in creating a fine wine that will forever be associated with their fatherland.

IXSIR welcomes visitors to Basbina winery in the mountains of Batroun throughout the year. Experience what makes IXSIR different, the winemaking process, and most importantly, the ins and outs of our award winning Winery. You can enjoy a complimentary wine tasting session and choose to have lunch in the outdoor terrace.

Opening time: Tuesday to Sunday. Winter: 12pm to 4pm - Summer: 12pm to 6pm

Fees: Free entrance

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