NKT 04 (BJH) - Byblos, Jeita & Harissa
(full day with lunch)

Our visit starts with the beautiful Phoenician city considered the longest continually inhabited city in the world with its castle, souks, cathedral (dating back to the Crusaders era), port, restaurants, sandy beaches, cafés. Etc…
Then the famous Jeita grottos with their fabulous sceneries and ends in Harissa (one way cable-car) with a panoramic view of Jounieh bay.


One of the oldest towns in the world goes back at least 7,000 years. The rise and fall of nearly two dozen successive levels of human culture on this site makes it one of the richest archeological areas in the country.

Under the domination of the Egyptian pharaohs in the 3rd and 32nd millennia B.C, Byblos was a commercial and religious capital of the Phoenician coast. It was in Byblos where the first linear alphabet, ancestor of all modern alphabet, (through Greek and Latin), was invented.
The sarcophagus of Byblos’ king Ahiram, now in the national museum, bears
the oldest known Phoenician inscription. Byblos was also the centre of the Adonis cult, the god of vegetation who dies in winter and renewed each spring.
Like its sister cities, Byblos was destroyed in the earthquake of 551 A.D it regained some consequence in crusader times when it came under the county of Tripoli. A modest town under the Mamluks and ottomans, Byblos grew rapidly during the recent war in Lebanon when commercial activities moved from Beirut to regional capitals.
This busy modern town located at 36 kilometers north of Beirut, has the “Roman Medieval port” as its main tourist hub. The landmarks in this area are: the crusader castle and church as well as the extensive remains of city’s past- from Neolithic times to the crusader era. A beautiful Mosque adds to the cultural mix in the old part of Byblos. Cafes and restaurants, plus an interesting wax museum can also be visited.


One of the world's most beautiful cavern , it can be fond about 20 km away north of Beirut .The lower caverns are visited by boat over a subterranean lake 623 meters long. A dry upper gallery can be seen on foot. After many years of exploration, Lebanese speleologists have penetrated 6,910 meters from the entry point of the grotto

to the far end of the Underground River and 2,130 meters of the upper galleries.The main source of the Dog River (Nahr el Kalb) rises in this cavern.


It is located 600 meters from the coast and 26 km away from
Beirut, with a wonderful panoramic view covering the Bay of
Jounieh. Statue of the Virgin Mary was erected in 1908. Inside
 its base, a chapel with outside spiral staircase which leads to the
 top, as well telepheric service is provided from the bay of Jounieh
to the mountain of Harissa.


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