Janna Sur Mer
The Qadisha Valley is a wild and remote river valley, dotted
with waterfalls, grottoes, monasteries, and chapels. Qadisha
means "holly" in syriac and is surrounded by the majesty of
red-roofed houses and framed by snow-capped mountains. In
the vicinity are a couple of places to visit. For example,
the City of Becharre is the birth place of Khalil Gebran and
the home of the Gebran Museum, the Qannoubin Monastery, the
Qadisha Grotto, and the Cedars of Lebanon.
Not far from the top of the road between Becharre and the
Cedars, a long path on the side of the cliff leads to this
cave and waterfall. Here one can admire the small grotto
with rushing waters, stalactites and stalagmites.
Water thunders down in the Grotto from snow-fed springs. The
cave is lighted to show its limestone formations, but the
rushing water and cool temperatures are the main attractions
here. Below the cave is a powerful waterfall, especially
full in spring months. Closed during the winter, in summer
this is the site of an outdoor restaurant and cafe.