The Phoenician coastal town of Anfeh in the North is little spoken of comparing to other cities like Byblos, Tyre, Sidon, Baalbek, and the likes. And yet, it is an exquisite gem that shines brightly on the Lebanese coast with beauty and history.
Anfeh borders Chekka at 15 km from Tripoli, and at an enjoyable 65 km ride from Beirut along the beautiful coast of Lebanon. In that small coastal town, there is plenty to admire and explore, and also to enjoy.
Anfeh used to be a fishers’ town but also a strategic location for the Phoenicians as well as for the Crusade Counts that governed Tripoli. It is very well-maintained despite its antiquity, and particularly attractive with sceneries of white and blue houses by the beach.
An amazing sight of Anfeh’s ancient salines built on its rocky beaches. Throughout history, these salines have never ceased to produce sea salt… naturally; a production that continues to contribute to the town’s economy.
Anfeh today was the Anpa town of the Phoenicians. Because of its strategic point on the back-then Phoenician Sea, and its rocky formation offering dry-rock platforms by the sea, the Phoenicians had one of their main shipyards in town.
#14 Peacefully romantic at sunset
A perfect getaway to consider! There are short term rentals available in Anfeh if you are up to it.
#15 The Church of Saint Catherine
Built of sandstone by the Crusaders in dedication to the Holy Sepulcher, this stunning church is Lebanon’s only remaining Romanesque church!
In order to protect themselves from the attacks of the Mamluk Sultan Qalawun, who was ravaging the cities around, the Crusaders did an impossible job. They created this great channel, cutting off through the rocks, and separating their peninsula fortress from the town.