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Mleeta

Mleeta is a museum that was created in the memory of men fighting against the Israeli occupation of their country. Mleeta opened it’s door in May 2010, which was the 10th anniversary of the Israeli withdrawal from South Lebanon in 2000.
Inside the museum it displays the captured Israel tanks, jeeps, bombs, weapons and other Israeli army equipment.

Mleeta is operated by Hezbollah near the Village of Mleeta, South of Lebanon. If you would like further information on visiting Mleeta, please contact nicola@explorelebanontours or you can visit our website www.explorelebanontours.com

Krikor Bakery

Krikor has been running his bakery for the past 57 years with the help of his wife. Krikor starts preparing his own dough at 3:00am each morning. Everything you see inside this small cute bakery is made from Krikor, even the gas and wood oven which only fits 2 manakish at a time.

Krikor specialty is the Bayd bi Awarma (awarma with cheese & egg) be sure to order this! you wont be left disappointed. I can still taste the flavour and its been a week!

Krikor Bakery is located in a small village called Baskinta.

Bakery Opening hours - MONDAY (Closed) TUESDAY - SUNDAY (4:00am - 3:00pm)

If you would like to visit Krikor Bakery you can email nicola@explorelebanontours.com OR visit www.explorelebanontours.com

Walk from Mar Lishaa Monastery to Qannoubine Monastery

Since the early centuries of christianity the Holy Valley has served as a refuge for those in search of solitude. Today we started our day with a visit to Mar Lishaa monastery which is one of the most important monasteries in the Holy Valley. Mar Lishaa was first mentioned in the 14th century. It consist of 4 small cells, a refractory and some offices, the communal church includes 4 chapels which are cut into the rock face.

After our visit to Mar Lishaa Monastery we then headed off on our 5.3km walk to reach Qannoubine Monastery. Along the way we witnessed many waterfalls, the birds were singing and the sound of water flowing in the bottom of the valley. Blissful!

After walking for over an hour we then reached the Qannoubine Monastery which is one of the oldest Maronite monasteries located in the Holy Valley.

After Qannoubine you have the option of walking to Our lady of Hawqa Monastery which is 2km on from the Qannoubine Monastery or you can turn around and head back to where you started.

The total walk is 10.6km and it took us around 2.5hours in total to walk to and from.

If you would like any further information on visiting the monasteries please email nicola@explorelebanontours.com or you can visit www.explorelebanontours.com