Baskinta is rich in agriculture and organic products locally made such as mouneh, cheese, labneh, and more. It boasts wide spaces of different vegetables and fruits, including cherry orchards, a local pride.
When in Baskinta, you must savor a traditional Lebanese breakfast at Krikor Bakery, which is considered a main and famous destination run by Krikor and his wife Laure, who offer Manakishs and Qawarma eggs!
There are many churches in Baskinta, the oldest being the church of Our Lady of the Assumption church which dates back to around the 7th century. It was destroyed during the Mamluk’s invasion, rebuilt in 1650, and renewed several times since then.
This church is special in that oy stood for ages as a statement of co-existence and unity between the three Christian communities, one parish with three naves. According to The Wandering Maronite, each of the Maronite, the Melkite, and the Greek Orthodox denominations had its own nave.
The Abdallah Ghanem Cultural Center is a must to visit while in town, especially if are an intellectual. You will get the chance to admire the works of Lebanese poet, philosopher, and journalist Abdallah Ghanem.
The cultural center hosts his major works such as El Andalib (The Nightingale), which earned him the title of “The poet of the Nightingale,” as well as Fawk EL Dabab (Above The Mist).
When in Baskinta go on a further road trip and visit the gorgeous Sannine and the glorious Mount Sannine where you will get the chance to drink the freshest water and spend the night at one of its many chalets!