Located 54 km from Beirut – an hour’s drive – is the calm mountain village of Annaya. The village is in the Byblos District in the Mount Lebanon governorate.
The name “Annaya” is of Syriac origin. Some have interpreted it to mean chanter, while others took it to mean worshiper/hermit. A third meaning for the word was believed to refer to shepherd.
The village’s landmarks and main attractions are the Saint Maron Annaya Monastery and the sanctuary of Saint Charbel, which receive countless pilgrims around the year. The village also has a number of restaurants/snack shops and hotels in and nearby.
Here are some stunning photos of the serene village:
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