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  • Umm Qays
  • Umm Qays
  • Umm Qays


Umm Qays

Settled on a picturesque hilltop overlooking the Jordan Valley and the Sea of Galilee, Gadara is known today as Umm Qays. Renowned as a cultural centre, it was the home of classical poets and philosophers, including Theodorus, founder of a rhetorical school in Rome. 

Once referred to as a new Athens, this town boasts impressive colonnaded streets, a vaulted terrace, and the ruins of two theatres. Why not take in the sights and then dine on the terrace of an elegant restaurant with a breathtaking view.