Located in the Matn District of Mount Lebanon, at a 1,000 m (3,000 ft) of altitude, is a picturesque town called Bikfaya. With its distinct stone houses and red roofs, intertwined with evergreen trees and vibrant nature, the town is a must-visit.
Perfect Mountain Summers
Bikfaya is a popular summer getaway. It has several summer resorts an,d since it’s a suburb of Beirut, it’s not too far away from the city in case of the need for quick returns.
As beautiful as it is in summer, the falling snow cannot be topped. All the roofs and greens are covered with snow, turning this town into a winter wonderland.
Bikfaya is where the flower festival began in Lebanon. In 1934, Maurice Gemayel started a flower festival to attract tourists to the town. The festival is still held yearly till today.
Traditional Stone Houses
Bikfaya’s name is Aramaic/Syriac: Beit Kiifa; Beit for house and Kifayya refers to rock or stone.
The name comes from Phoenician “Beit Kfeya” meaning the stone house, possibly made for the worship of the god “Kifa”.
Bikfaya also has many religious structures, some from the 1500s.
Views For Days
Bikfaya overlooks the Mediterranean Sea. The view from this mountainous town will take your breath away.
From all around, the blue sky and the green hills stretch out as far as you can see.
Bikfaya is a great place to take a break from the busy and noisy cities.
Merged With Nature
In Bikfaya, nature is everywhere you go, even indoors. You can visit the Grand Hotel Naas, Naas Springs, and Naas camping site too.
Eco-Friendly Clean Town
Instead of waiting for the government to intervene, Bikfaya has created a waste management solution for their town: Bi Clean Bickfaya. They strongly promote recycling.