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.”
This town-like village is famous for its craftsmanship, as well as its 70m high waterfall, which is considered one of the tallest in the world.
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.
As well as churches and convents, including Mar Antonios Covent, built in 1774, the Mar Maroun church dating back to the early 18th century, and the Saydet el-Nabeh church.
Jezzine is best known for its 200-year-old cutlery craft featured by a bird-shaped handle, its almost annual summer festival held in August, and several restaurants overlooking the waterfalls.
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.
Jezzine is a beautiful spot in Lebanon worth visiting and exploring. Take a look:
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