Syriac origin, "Dlebto", meaning "plane tree"

Dlebta is an attractive village located in a mountainous area overflowing with small springs. Nestling in a haven of greenery, it is sited at the bottom of a hilly area between the two hills of Aramoun and Maarab, with a view overlooking the sea. This village of the Ftouh region includes many red-tiled houses clinging to the sides of the hills, looking more like convents than simple dwellings. Dlebta is a village with an authentic character and a privileged location.

Must-do things
Architectural Heritage
  • Deir el-Moukhalles Trappist convent built in 1736
  • Mar Yaacoub church
  • Saydet el-Ha’leh church
  • Mar Antonios church
  • The beautiful traditional red-tiled houses
Natural Heritage
  • The privileged location with a view overlooking the sea
Cultural Heritage
  • The artisanal production of the Trappist monks (wine, dairy products, jams, olive oil, honey)
  • The public library
  • The annual Christmas event 
  • The weekly summer cultural meetings with live bands and live food stations 
  • The ancient Roman path from Dlebta to Raachine or Jouar el-Bwechek
  • The ancient Roman path from Dlebta to Chnaniir
  • The ancient Roman path from Qattine to Ghineh
Where To Eat
  • Layla: a snack-restaurant in Dlebta serving home-made food with a beautiful view on the valley.
  • Kasr el-Sanawbar: on the road to Ghazir, this restaurant offers a good Lebanese cuisine on a peaceful and wooded terrace.


Nearby sites and villages
  • The historic center of the small town of Ghazir
  • The cellars of Muzar Castle in Ghazir
  • The Armenian Catholic convent of Bzoummar dating back to the 18th century
  • The religious sites of Daroun-Harissa
  • The labelled villages of Ghosta, Aramoun and Yahchouch
A little further
  • The ruins of Qalaat Faqra, encompassing a Roman temple dating from the year 43, and Kfardebian’s Natural Bridge
  • Jabal Moussa Biosphere Reserve which became part of the UNESCO Network of Biosphere Reserves in 2009
  • Jeita Grotto in Nahr el-Kelb valley, an exceptional cave whose lower part was inhabited in prehistoric times
  • Kfardebian ski resort