Located 850 m above sea level and 58 km from Beirut, Ammatour houses an ancient roman temple just outside the village of Marj Bisri. It is also renowned for its traditional houses that date back to the Ottoman period, famous for their characteristic gates.
Ammatour is a mountain resort in the Shouf District of the Mount Lebanon Province of Lebanon. The name "Ammatour" is derived from the words “Ain Maa Tour,” meaning the spring of the mountain.
The town is inhabited by around 5,000 registered residents, made up of a Druze majority and a Christian minority of Greek Melkite Catholics and Maronites. They have all been living together in harmony for centuries.