I don’t work on Saturdays and when the weather is good, I like to spend the day the right way!
Road-trips are my thing and if I have a good companion, I enjoy them more…
When I woke up this Saturday, the sun was shining so bright, as if it was calling me to go after it and what is the sun without the beach? ==> My destination was to one of the oldest cities in the world: Batroun!
The name Batroun derives from the Greek, Botrys. Historians believe that the Greek name of the town originates from the Phoenician word, bater, which means to cut and it refers to the maritime wall that the Phoenicians built in the sea to protect them from tidal waves.
I parked my car and took a walk in the old souk, I never knew that the town boasts so many historic churches, both Catholic and Greek Orthodox. I visited two of the most attractive churches, St. Stephan Cathedral and Lady of the Sea Church. I wanted to see the St. Georges Cathedral from the inside, but it was closed.
As we walked further, we passed by the fishing port
As we were walking towards the Lady of the Sea Church, we passed by a calm and friendly street
A breathtaking view captured us when we reached the Lady of the Sea Church
We were captivated by the beautiful sight of the blue waters and the ancient Phoenician wall that was built for protection from tidal waves
Batroun is one of the cities that I always admire no matter how many times I visit.
Have you been to Batroun Lately?
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