The name "Fih" is derived from an Aramaic (Syriac) root. Its meanings include "the place where the sheep bleat", "the abundance and exuberance", "the beautiful and charming" and "of wind and breeze". 
The High Hill
Fih is the highest hill in El- Koura overlooking the coast and was one of the most important sacred hills in the region. Fih remains the center of the celebration of St. Simon, its patron saint. The shrine is surrounded by cemeteries.
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