(32 Km from Batroun)
This long narrow town runs
along the hillside of the rich agricultural valley of the same
name and is known for its pleasant outdoor restaurants.
Scattered around the village are the ruins
of many monasteries and churches. Mar Butros is identifiable
by its large rust colored stones. There are also partially
preserved Deir Mar Tedros and the ruined church of the Virgin
in the so-called "Haret al-Matawli" or Shiite
Quarter. Another church of the Virgin, known as Saydet
al-Kharayeb, or "Our Lady of the Ruins" was
originally decorated with wall paintings.
On the road to Kfar Hilda is a springtime
waterfall on the Jose (Walnut) River which should be seen from
the road above for the best view.
A pretty valley known as "Basatin
al 'Issi" near the falls is suitable for hiking or
picnics. This is reached by a rough road about half a