Taht el rih, literally means under the wind, is a small neighborhood in Enfeh. It’s a cluster of whitewashed houses with painted wooden balconies and windmills above the rocky coast, reminiscent of a town in the Cyclades. It has a couple of restaurants and has mostly private chalets for the people living in the area. Continue reading
Enfeh is the only town along the eastern coast of the Mediterranean to be carved out of its rocky surroundings. Some of the carvings go all the way back to the Phoenician period, and possibly earlier.
Along the length of its bay, the salt marshes add a typically pretty note to the landscape, especially with the traditional wind wheel which pumps seawater. The production of sea salt is a staple of its local economy, dubbed the “white gold.” Ancient tablets dating from 1400BC describe the superior quality of its salt.