Tucked within the protection of a surrounding mountain chain, the village of Akoura in the Byblos District is just shy of 70 kilometers from Beirut and is definitely worth visiting this summer. Here’s why:
You may have visited the amazing yet touristy Jeita Grotto, but have you been to this one in Akoura? The Roueiss Grotto is the third largest cave discovered in Lebanon, formed solely by the action of water.
Akoura is easily one of the best swimming destinations in Lebanon. The village has countless water sources, including the Roueiss source. Notably, the name “Akoura” is Syriac for “the cold spring” or “the cold fountain”.