Welcome to Batroun
Founded by the Phoenician king Ithobaal I, Batroun was a busy port in ancient times but was levelled by an earthquake and mudslides in AD 551. Many historians believe that the town's large natural harbour was formed at this time.
The majority of the town's residents are Christian, and there are many historic churches to visit in the old town's narrow cobbled streets. There's a notable Down Under connection; lots of Batroun emigrants settled there, and there are plenty of Aussie accents to be heard on the streets here as the next generation visits their roots.