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If you don't have your own transport, you will have to walk around 8 km (both ways) to visit this place. We did it, and at the end,we hitch hiked with the monks directly to Beirut!
The place is superb, and there are a couple...More
My wife and I parked in Becharri and hiked down through the farm terraces to the monastery. The hike was about 1 KM down from the road. It was marked adequately. There are shade trees on the way down to catch a rest. The views...More
An amazing monastery in the middle of nature, where you can visit the rock church as well as the museum where you can see the first ever printing machine in the middle east. Also some old artifacts from the early Maronite era. Don't miss the...More
Dier Qozhaya is a guest house along the Lebanon Mountain Trail. We stayed during the 30 day thru hike and it provided a clean, friendly and peaceful haven to refresh after a long day of hiking. The stay was friendly and attentive. We enjoyed a...More
Parking is very tight on a Sunday. Make sure you don't get boxed in. Visit the. Ave chapel, the museum with the earliest press in the Arab world used to print Syriac texts from lead plates. There is a restored cliff side hermitage that claims...More
No visit to the valley is complete without walking around this beautiful monastery. One of the oldest in Lebanon. "The Monastery of Saint Anthony the Great (Mar Antonios al-Kabir) is situated at a height of 950 meters above sea level in the celebrated Valley of...More