Cedars of God Lebanon cedar This small forest has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1998. The 400 or so trees are all that remains of a once extensive forest with timber prized by Herod, Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar. The Cedars of Lebanon are mentioned in the Bible 70 times, and in the Epic of Gilgamesh.
It is covered by fine golden sand that ends in shallow turquoise waters while a forest of rare cedars on the sand hills complete the landscape harmonically. The highest spot is to the East on Kefala hill with an amazing vie of Lebanon cedar forest, probably the last one left in Europe. On the western part visitor can see the well preserved old chapel of Agios Nikolaos, the old salt pan and the light house.
Cedar (of Lebanon) - The cedar is a symbol of Christ. It is also identified with the concepts of beauty and majesty. Song 5:15: His legs are pillars of marble set on bases of pure gold. His appearance is like Lebanon, choice as its cedars. (NIV)