The charming Lebanese village of Jezzine is one of the most lively villages in Southern Lebanon. It is reported that it was the granary of the Phoenicians, a place where they used to hide their treasures.
This could explain its name of Aramaic-Syriac origin meaning “reserves.”
Jezzine is also home to a breathtaking view, reflected by one of the largest pine forests in the Mediterranean.
Being the main summer destination in Southern Lebanon, the village offers an interesting glimpse of Lebanese architecture with its Ottoman-style municipal palace, the Serhal Palace, housing a collection of antiques and an old souk where cutlery artisans exhibit their work.
Hikers can also have a lot of fun hiking between Jezzine and Aaitanit, and another section between Niha (Shouf) and Jezzine.
Guesthouses are also available in Jezzine for those seeking a gateway or staycation. Among them is the Blue Jay Valley offering stone chalets, wooden bungalows, fully furnished tents, and a pool. For more info, contact 07 811 112/3 or 78 880 088.