Where to sleep? What to see? Where to eat? Don’t worry, we’ll tell you: here’s our guide, for you, of the incredible Sannine mountain.
Where to eat
Al Nahr restaurant (04 288197), on the Baskinta-Kfarzebiane main road, and Kasr al Bouhaira in Zaarour (04296200) offer traditional Lebanese cuisine and exceptional views. Also in Baskinta, Aammo Krikor has been baking his famous manoushe for over 50 years.
Where to sleep
The historical Grand Hotel Bois De Boulogne (04 295100), not far from Dhour Choueir, takes its name from the pine forests it overlooks. The Mar Sassine Convent (04 288030) in Baskinta hosts guests in simple but reasonably priced rooms.
What to see
In warm weather, Chamoun suggests visiting Baskinta, to have lunch at one of the beautiful restaurants at the foot of the mountain. Baskinta is renowned for its poets and novelists, and the Literary Mountain Trail is popular for hiking (see lebanontrail.org for a map, guides, recommended reading and more). In the winter Chamoun recommends heading to the ski slopes at Zaarour.