On the footsteps of ancient Philosophers [ Gadara –Pella ]
In the north-western corner of Jordan, in the hills above the Jordan Valley, are the ruins of the Decapolis city of Gadara (now called Umm Qais). The site is striking because of its juxtaposition of Roman ruins with an abandoned Ottoman-era village, as well as its tremendous vantage point, with views of three countries (Jordan, Syria, and the Palestinian Territories), encompassing the Golan Heights, Mt Hermon and the Sea of Galilee.
According to the Bible, the place where Jesus cast out the devil from two men into a herd of pigs (Matthew 8: 28-34). Rising 518 meters above sea level with magnificent views of Lake Tiberias .
Gadara was renowned for its cosmopolitan atmosphere, attracting an array of writers, artists, philosophers and poets. It also served as a resort for Romans vacationing in the nearby al-Hemma hot springs. Like Pella, its sister Decapolis city, Gadara was blessed with fertile soil, abundant water, and a location astride a number of key trading routes connecting Asia and Europe.
Perhaps there is no other site in Jordan with the same span of history as Pella. Located at sea level about five kilometres from the Jordan Valley, the ruins of Pella portray a dramatic sweep of history, from the Bronze and Iron Ages through to the Umayyads and Mamluks. Evidence has been unearthed which indicates that while Pella has clearly been inhabited for at least the last 6000 years, the remains of a near-by Palaeolithic community have been found which date back about 20,000 years. Not only is the sweep of history breath-taking, on a clear day it is possible to see all the way to Jerusalem and the hills of Haifa from some parts of the site.
Pella is exceptionally rich in antiquities, some of which are exceedingly old. Besides the excavated ruins from the Graeco-Roman period, Pella offers visitors the opportunity to see the remains of Chalcolithic settlement from the 4thmillennium BC, evidence of Bronze and Iron Age walled cities, Byzantine churches, early Islamic residential quarters and a small medieval mosque.
Minimum Number of PAX : 2 Adults
Rate per person : 160.0 USD
Full Day Tour
Starting point : Amman or Dead Sea
Rate includes :
Transportation in A/C Vehicle .
English Speaking Driver
Entrance Fees to mentioned sites
Rate Doesn’t include :
Tips to Driver , restaurant staff ..etc.
Drinks/beverages with lunch
Any personal expenses such as telephone call, souvenirs ...etc.
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