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Citadel of Sidon - As It Appeared on Year 1810. It was built by the Crusadors in the early 13th century.  
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Beirut - Bayrout

Beirut’s history dates back over 5,000 years. Under the city’s downtown area lie remnants of Ottoman, Mamluke, Crusader, Abbassid, Omayyad, Byzantine, Roman, Persian, Phoenician and Canaanite Beirut.


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Baskinta Profile

Altitude: 1300m
Distance from Beirut: 43km

Getting there

From Beirut, take the Antelias road, than to Bekfaya, Bteghrine,  Baskinta, or take the Antelias to ward Jounieh,  Yassouh El Malak passing by Ajaltoun , Faytroun, Kfardebian to Baskinta.

Baskinta Sannine

Baskinta is situated at an altitude of 1200 meters above sea level, at the foot of Mount Sannine. It is renowned for its natural beauty and moderate climate, with a magnificent view of surrounding mountains. It is the birth place of Mikhael Nouhayme. Baskinta is becoming a cycling spot for the Mountain Biking amateurs with plenty of technical off road trails and a developed cycling community.

From Baskinta mountains it is possible to climb to the  2,628 meter summit  of mount Sannine, starting off at Nabaa Sannine, a village 7 km up the mountain.



Mikhael Nouhayme (1889-1988)

one of Lebanon's greatest thinkers and men of letters, as well as companion to Gibran Khalil Gibran, and who personified Baskinta natural scenarios in most of his writings. It was here in a hut surrounded by extraordinary rock formations that Baskinta Mikhail Nouhayme drafted much of his monumental work .

Baskinta in History

Baskinta carries the ruins of monuments, cemeteries, and
numismatics, pottery remains that date as back as the Phoenician and the
Greek ages. The Greeks knew Baskinta and built in it fantastic palaces of
which enormous stones, pillars stands, and underground passages still
exit. Golden numismatics, coins, jewels that belonged to the Queen Helena
have been found too and they go back in time to the reign of Suljok and
Antokhios the 1st, the 2nd and the 3rd. Bacchus temple in the place known
as Bakish-canal, connotates Bacchus, the god of merriment and wine in
Greek mythology In addition to its ruins, there are lustrous hotels, and
luxurious chalets sought by ski fans.


Information From the Ministry of Tourism

Lebanese Ministry of Tourism

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