Jounieh (Arabic: جونيه, or Juniya, جونية) is a beach front city in Keserwan District, around 16 km (10 mi) north of Beirut, Lebanon and is essential for Mount Lebanon. Jounieh is known for its coastline resorts and clamoring nightlife, just as its old stone souk, ship port, paragliding site and gondola lift (le téléphérique), which takes travelers up the mountain to the sanctum of Our Lady of Lebanon in Harissa.
Above Jounieh, and while in transit to Harissa, a little slope named Bkerké (Arabic: بكركي, or Bkerki), ignoring the Jounieh cove, is the seat of the Patriarch of the Maronite Catholic Church. Occupants of Jounieh and the encompassing towns are overwhelmingly Maronite Catholics. Maameltein is a region of the city.