2. FULL DAY
Enjoy a hike by Nahr El Joz river discovering old watermills and bridges, with guide Mitri Sarkis (03 695181)
. Also, don’t miss the exceptional Orthodox monastery, Our Lady of Kaf toun, carved into rocks amidst olive and orange trees. The Theotokos Monastery houses a miraculous Byzantine icon from the 11th Century. A church in front of the monastery features 13th Century mural paintings, discovered during a 2003 renovation.
EAT Enjoy Lebanese by the river at either Nahr el Joz Restaurant , Spring Hills(01 681242, 03 388140)
or Mountazah Nahr el Joz (03675064) . If you’d prefer to pack a picnic there is also a picnic area situated close to an old water mill where you can rent chairs and tables and even order a few dishes and dr inks.
SEE Hike in the natural reser ve of Far id and Daad Karam (Guide Ali Maarouf, 70 239561) , which extends over almost 60,000m².