Is a coastal city about 16 km north of Beirut, Lebanon and is part of Greater Beirut.
Jounieh is known for its seaside resorts and bustling nightlife, as well as its old stone souk, ferry port, paragliding site and gondola lift (rope way / le téléphérique), which takes passengers up the mountain to the shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon in Harissa. Above Jounieh, and on the way to Harissa, a small hill named Bkerké, overlooking the Jounieh bay, is the seat of the Patriarch of the Maronite Catholic Church. Residents of Jounieh and the surrounding towns are overwhelmingly Maronite Christians.
There is also Lebanon's largest casino "Casino Du Liban", built in 1957 and occupies an area of 34 000 sq., and a lot of festivals are organizing there.