Tours in Jerash

Sun-drenched columns rise like sentinels from the earth, their weathered stones whispering tales of a bygone era. This is Jerash, Jordan’s crown jewel, a city where ancient history and modern life intertwine in a captivating dance.

Nestled amidst rolling hills, just north of Amman, Jerash beckons travelers with the promise of an adventure through time. Its ruins, remnants of the once-thriving Greco-Roman city of Gerasa, are a testament to human ingenuity and artistic splendor.

Stepping Through History’s Grand Portal:

Begin your journey at the magnificent Hadrian’s Arch, a towering gateway adorned with intricate carvings. Imagine the triumphal processions that once paraded beneath its shadow, chariots rumbling over cobblestones as emperors and dignitaries basked in the adulation of the crowds.

Pass through the arch, and let the ancient city unfold before you. Stroll down the colonnaded Cardo Maximus, the main artery of Jerash. Its towering columns cast a cool shade as you weave through the bustling marketplace.

Tours in Jerash

Temples and Theaters: Echoes of a Glorious Past:

Turn a corner, and come face-to-face with the imposing Temple of Artemis, its Corinthian columns reaching skywards like petrified giants. Stand in the center of the Oval Forum, its grand plaza once echoing with the debates of city councilors and the laughter of children playing.

Venture into the Temple of Zeus, its majestic facade hinting at the power of the Olympian king. Climb the steps of the South Theatre, its tiered seating promising an unparalleled view of the sprawling city and the dramatic performances that once unfolded on its stage.

A Timeless Treasure: Memories that Linger

As the sun dips below the horizon, painting the sky in hues of orange and gold, Jerash casts its magic spell. You leave, not just with photographs and souvenirs, but with a sense of awe and a newfound appreciation for the enduring legacy of human civilization.

Jerash is more than just a collection of ruins; it’s a window into a vibrant past. It is also a testament to the human spirit’s ability to create beauty and leave a mark on the world. So, pack your bags, lace up your walking shoes, and prepare to be transported to another time and place. Jerash awaits, ready to weave its magic around you.

Visit Jerash on one of our 10 night Israel & Jordan tours: Highlights of Israel & Jordan / Heritage of the Holyland & Jordan

Or on one of our 2 or 3 night Jordan tours from Israel: Jordan Classic / Highlights of Jordan

FAQ

The Oval Forum was once the central plaza and meeting place of ancient Jerash, echoing with the debates of city councillors and laughter of playing children.

The South Theater, with its tiered seating for views, and the North Theater, which hosted dramatic performances, are two sites showcasing theater in ancient Jerash.

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