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Jeita Grotto, Jitta

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Cave Geologic Formation
Fantastic rock formations and stalactites grow underground in Jeita Grotto, a set of natural underground caves visitors can explore on foot and by boat. Formed over thousands of years of dissolution of the limestone layer, the caves were discovered in the late 19th century. Evidence of prehistoric, early Bronze Age use permeates the site, which includes a lower chamber filled with a naturally occurring lake which visitors traverse on small guided rowboats, and an upper dry chamber linked by walkways. Photography isn't permitted within the grottos, but you can stash your cameras and backpacks in the lockers available near the entrance. Put Jeita Grotto into our Jitta vacation route planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • The caves are not easy to get to (private transport is really needed) and the entrance charge is a steep $12 for foreigners, but they are still something that should not be missed. There are strictly ...  more »
  • A MUST visit when in Lebanon! It would definitely leave you speechless! There are 2 caves to visit and you will also have a ride in the cable car! Food and souvenir shops are also available. Make sure...  more »
  • Beautiful caves on different levels. You explore the higher cave by foot - about a 400m round-trip and the bottom by boat, the boat trip lasts about 10 mins. You are expected to lock your phones away ...  more »
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  • ABSOLUTELY breathtaking views in the grotto and caves, could not believe my eyes to see something like this that nature has created. I wish I could have taken pictures but they have banned all pictures and cameras while going on tours. Jeita Grotto is definitely a place you must visit while exploring Lebanon. It is worth every single minute!
  • Words can not describe the natural beauty of this place. Located in a beautiful area the cave is simply a hidden gem. You just glaze at it with astonishment how it was formed. Highly recommended tourist attraction.
  • Loved it. It is unfortunate that you cannot take pictures.. The place makes you feel like you're in another planet.
  • One of must visiting places in Lebanon, an old cave with water inside, you go up by small telefrek then enjoy the big cave with rocks shapes by water, hard to describe but enjoyable to visit
  • Amazing views on the inside of the grotto. Lovely touristic attraction. Must see!