(27 Km from Batroun)
Asiya retains many
characteristics of the traditional Lebanese village. At its
upper elevation is the old church of St. George, probably
built on the foundations of a Roman temple. A Roman cornice
can be seen above the entrance to the church cemetery. Beside
this entrance is a wall fragment of large dressed stones and a
section of column and capital.
The craft of pottery-making here, handed
down through the generations, is on the wane. Nevertheless, a
few home workshops still operate not far from the old church.
Local potters will be glad to show you the bowls, plates and
dishes they make without the aid of a potter's wheel.