Located on Mount Niha, 22 kilometers east of Saida and about 950 meters above sea level, Jezzine is a laid back Maronite summer resort surrounded by mountains and valleys. It is ideal for a day trip or a few hours’ visit; to stroll around its picturesque environment, explore the center and old souqs, or to enjoy a lunch or dinner near the top of the 40-meter long waterfall. Nature lovers can stay over in the bungalows of the attractive La Maison de la Forêt, while wine lovers are advised to bring a visit to the lovely Karam Winery, located about 3 kilometers east of Saidoun.
Jezzine is also famous for its handmade traditional cutlery with handles in the shape of a phoenix bird and with decorative inlays.
In 1632, Fakhr el-Dine Maan II hid there in a cave from the Ottomans, while during the Civil War and Israeli occupation, the town was under the control of the SLA (South Lebanon Army).