NKT - 01 -Baalbeck, Anjar & Ksara
                (full day with lunch)

-Bekaa Valley,
-Baalbeck (the big stone, Temples of Jupiter, Bacchus and Venus),
-Ksara (Wine tasting and visit of the caves),
-Anjar (Omayyads' Town).
-Lunch is served in a first class restaurant in Zahleh.


Heliopolis: the roman temples of Baal beck, located in the Bekaa valley 85 kilometers away from Beirut. It makes up the largest and best preserved corpus of roman architecture left around. The acropolis occupies the top of an artificial hill built up of different layers of habitation. Its temples, dedicated to Jupiter, Bacchus and Venus, were constructed between the first and the third centuries A.D. In the “Jupiter temple” six of the 54 giant columns that originally surrounded the sanctuary survived till today. The temple has ani mpressive podium and a vast rectangular
courtyard where sacrifices were carried out. The sanctuary is reached through a propylaea (monumental entrance) and hexagonal forecourt.
The town of Baalbeck has major remains from Islamic times including the grand Mosque, built by the Ommayadds with material borrowed from ancient monuments, and another mosque built in Mamluke times near the spring of Ras el –Ain  


Anjar is located in the Bekaa valley, 58 km away from Beirut. It was built by the Omayyad caliph al- Walid Ibn Abdel Malek in the early 8th century A.D. Inside the city’s strong fortifications are the remains of streets, three palaces, souks, two hammams and a Mosque. Located on the old route linking the Bekaa with Damascus,

 Anjar was built in the neighborhood of an ancient stronghold called Gerrah, which location is still problematic.Today the name of Gerrah is retained in the word 'Anjar' which means 'source of Gerrah' (Ain Gerrah)     


Built during the Roman period then covered by sand for centuries, the Ksara caves were found by mistake in 1898 by the Jesuits who were looking for a wolf that was eating their chickens every night and was using the caves as a refuge.
It served during the first world war as a refuge for the young Lebanese Men who did not want to be enrolled in the Ottoman army. It is now the refuge of the well known Ksara wine where


thousands of the old wine bottles are preserved. A tasting of the best wines is done during the visit.  

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