What to do and see in Batroun, Lebanon: The Best Places and Tips

December 30, 2017 Hector Krause

Batroun (Arabic: البترون‎ al-Batrun; Aramaic: בתרון‎ Bitron) is a coastal city in northern Lebanon and one of the oldest cities in the world. It is the capital city of Batroun District.
Restaurants in Batroun

1. Pierre and Friends

Batroun Sea Side, Batroun, Lebanon +961 3 352 930
Excellent
69%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 67 reviews

Pierre and Friends

Reviewed By tareq74 - Amman, Jordan

This is a rustic vintage restaurant and bar on the Mediterranean. It serves fresh food specifically Sea Food. It can also be considered a place where you can swim, drink, and eat at the same time. They also offer Shisha on the beach.
Pierre and Friends has an indoor and outdoor Seating, both are nice but I recommend the indoor Seating for winder days so as to enjoy the fantastic ambiance on the beach.
The food is a big story specially the sea food. You must try the Grilled Octopus, Octopus Provencal, Calamari cooked with its ink, and other ordinary Lebanese classics like tabboule, Fattouch, Hommos.
The fresh fish is really expensive but you don't need to go for it... All the other items in the menu are delicious including the mixed grill.
This place is a must have

2. Phoenician Wall

Batroun, Lebanon
Excellent
51%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 30 reviews

Phoenician Wall

Reviewed By Manoul - Beirut, Lebanon

We have a journey in Batroun, and we visited the Phoenician wall, we have a walk along the wall on the sea side, it's really an amazing experience for me, but be sure to have a comfy shoes, there are a lot of ups and downs.

3. Ixsir

Batroun, Lebanon +961 71 631 613
Excellent
53%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
6%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 78 reviews

Ixsir

Reviewed By B A - Paris, France

To be clear from the beginning, this review is not about the wine that they make, but rather about the winery visit. We drove out from Beirut, and followed gps instructions to 'Ixsir'. But gps got us lost and took us on several dirt mountain roads, and eventually to a dead end. So, my first recommendation: do not you use gps to navigate in the region, even if you find that it is quite reliable in Beirut.
We got to the winery late, and we obviously missed our reservation for the winery tour. But, since most us in the group didn't care much about the visit and were more interested in tasting Ixsir's products, we remained keen on going in and inquiring about the tasting session. The staff kindly acknowledged and offered us a rosé (Altitude Rosé) to start the tasting session with. After the rosé we moved straight to a red (their top of the pyramid wine - El rouge). AND THAT WAS IT!
It is a pity that a winery as well funded as Ixsir is investing so little attention to attract true wine lovers who would rather have an actual tasting session, then stroll around the winery and take random pictures. I was honestly very curious about their white (El - blanc), and their more affordable red, which they didn't even bother offering. What's more shocking was that earlier that week we had visited a much smaller family winery in Batroun that had us try 5 of their wines. When we pointed this out to the staff at Ixsir, they politely said that they had strict orders from the administration to only offer 2. BIG DISAPPOINTMENT.
My last recommendation is the following: go there for the mountain scenery, and maybe for the visit, but if you're truly interested in tasting Batroun Wine, avoid Ixsir and try one of the smaller producers.

4. The Colonel Brewery

Bayadir Street | Behind Breakfast to Breakfast, Batroun, Lebanon +961 6 743 543
Excellent
58%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 28 reviews

The Colonel Brewery

Reviewed By Nancy D - Beirut, Lebanon

Its a great place to attend. They have a wide varieties of beer. You get to even see the machines that does the beer. Its located outdoor and if you are a dog lover you get to bring your dog. They have also a menu to eat. Recommended for all ages

5. St. Stephan's Cathedral

Batroun, Lebanon
Excellent
60%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 15 reviews

St. Stephan's Cathedral

Reviewed By Ranouch444 - Beirut, Lebanon

A must see once in Batroun, big calm peaceful church. while walking in Batroun old souks you have to pass and pay a visit or maybe say a small prayer inside this nice church

6. Bonita Bay

Thoum, Batroun 961, Lebanon +961 76 744 844
Excellent
45%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 20 reviews

Bonita Bay

Reviewed By Costy M - Batroun, Lebanon

It is nearby my town. we've tried it many ties, but frankly it is 18+... but very nice Its restaurant is very delicious, and its prices are similar to next restaurants in the area. the resort landscape design with the beach is highly recommended

7. Mussaylha Fort

On the Nahr el-Jawz River, Batroun, Lebanon
Excellent
54%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 15 reviews

Mussaylha Fort

Reviewed By Juliana F - Beirut, Lebanon

I always get the feeling of peace each time I come to this place! It has the fine art of Human, surrounded by pure nature, all green and flowers filling the place! Pity the site is a bit neglected! but it's way better than before!

8. St. George Church

Batroun, Lebanon
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 4 reviews

St. George Church

Reviewed By ThomasfromDamascus - Damascus, Syria

The Old City of Batroun along the sea coast of Lebanon houses a magnificent Crusader Period Orthodox Church named: St George.
The minute you enter this small house of worship you are taken by its’ interior beauty the outstanding arched ceiling and glorious Chandelier suspended from it! You know and understand immediately the age of this wonderful site!
The church is very well maintained and offers one a great photo experience! This is a “must see” visit while in Batroun!!

9. Titans

Bahsa street, Batroun, Lebanon +961 70 999 596
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 2 reviews

Titans

Reviewed By aidaelzeenny - Batroun, Lebanon

If your looking for a cool beautiful place to chill this is the place to spend ure time at ! Wonderful experience the view is breath-taking, very friendly staff , delicious food and there is a wide variety of drinks! Loved the place very trendy more like a beach getaway so must visit and highly recommended!!

10. Routes

Thoum _ Batroun Sea Road, Batroun, Lebanon
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 2 reviews

Routes

Reviewed By Lynda U - Beerwah, Australia

I recently was part of a 32-member international team that came to Lebanon to do the Muskathlon. We had each raised a lot of money to help the Syrian refugees living in camps there. I was to ride a tough 120km in a remote area and when I approaced Bike Route, Batroun with my request re: bike rental, they decided to GIVE me a bike for the week free of charge!! I will always remember their generosity and goodwill! I LOVE Lebanon! (Marwan, thank you very much for your kindness and help!) :-)

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