Bkassine

Bkassine, which is known to have the biggest pine forest in Lebanon, constitutes the largest green space in the Middle East including its surrounding villages.

Awarded first prize for its preservation as a typical traditional village, Bkassine includes historical sites and one of the most beautiful churches in Lebanon. Indeed, you can find heritage houses, old bridges and old mills to visit, in addition to natural attractions such as the Bkassine woods, Ain Al Machatel, and Ain Al Basateen. 

Jezzine

Only 3 km away, Jezzine, which is known as the “City of Falls,” it is noted for its ponds, lakes, and its famous waterfalls: Jezzine Falls. The religious character of the village is seen through its eight old churches and monasteries.

In addition to natural attractions such as Fakhredine’s cave or the cedar woods, Jezzine’s numerous restaurants render it dynamic and entertaining. This village is internationally recognized for its handcrafted knives and other cutlery made of inlaid mosaics and bone.

You can also visit Kaytouli, a town surrounded by land covered in pine trees. Overlooking several villages below it, it is the perfect location to enjoy great views. You can explore the remains of Mar Mikhael’s old church, discover ancient sarcophagi, observe the ruins of old presses and mills, and visit caves. In addition, Kaytouli is noted for its natural attractions, such as the Mar Gerges spring, its pinewoods, and Al-Houwwa.