500 to 600m


Syriac origin, "Beit Youno", in reference to the "Roman god Jouno"

A village in the Akkar region, Baino has managed to preserve its traditional character with its white stone houses and red tiles, and its forests sheltering a wide variety of trees such as oaks, pines and cypresses. Baino is home to beautifully maintained gardens filled with roses and jasmines, as well as luxurious mansions, palaces and churches. Thanks to a private initiative, a nature reserve has been created in a space judiciously embellished by the creation of an artificial lake and a promenade. Baino can be described as the jewel of Akkar.

Must-do things
Architectural Heritage
  • Mar Tadros church, built in 1924
  • Mar Sarkis wa Bakhos church, built in 1938
  • Al Quedissa Barbara church, built on the remains of a pagan temple
  • The old typical houses with windows adorned with garlands
  • The small stone palaces
Natural Heritage
  • The North mountain range known as Qammoua
  • Baino Nature Reserve with its artificial lake and its rich flora and fauna
  • The rose and jasmine gardens
  • The 400-year-old oaks and the cypresses around the cemetery
  • The olive, apricot, vine, fig and pomegranate fields
Cultural Heritage
  • Local culinary specialty: Lahm bil khall (beef cooked with large onions, chickpeas and quince, served on a bed of Kebbeh)
  • A walk in Baino Nature Reserve
Nearby sites and villages
A little further
  • Qamouaa historical forest, home to junipers, cypresses, cedars and Cilician firs
  • The hairy oaks forest of Fnaidek, a one-of-a-kind forest in the Mediterranean region
  • Qarm Shbat Nature Reserve
  • The Roman temples of Maqam el-Rab, near the village of Menjez, and Akroum, in the village of Akroum