14 May 2017, Sunday. Sanur to Sebastia

From USD 60

This stage extends from Sanur which is approximately 26 kms north of Jenin, to Sebastia which is located in the Nablus Governorate some 12 kilometers northwest of the city of Nablus.

You start this hike by climbing the Mount Hraish which has an elevation of 650 meters and is located near Maythaloon town between Sanur and Sebastia.

While hiking on this mountain towards Sebastia, you will get to see the shrine that is located on the top of the mountain which traces back to ottoman period.

The ancient city of Sebastia is situated on a hilltop, and is home to several important archaeological sites which date back to the Canaanite, Hellenistic, Herodian, Roman and Byzantine cultures.

  • Walking distance:         15.6 km
  • Walking time:               6 - 8 hours
  • Difficulty:                     Difficult

What to bring:

  • Lightweight walking boots
  • Walking poles
  • At least 4-5 liters of water and snacks/ Lunch for the hike
  • Sunscreen and hat
  • Your camera

What is included:

  • An experienced local hiking guide
  • Transportation from Jerusalem/ Beit Sahour and back

From USD 60

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  • Jerusalem Meeting point: in front of the Jerusalem Hotel, 4 Anatara Ben Shaddad St., East Jerusalem, near the Damascus Gate
  • Direction: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Jerusalem+Hotel/@31.7843026,35.2258947,677m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!3m1!1s0x150329c458973183:0x496b59518afd3fa1!6m1!1e1
  • Beit Sahour meeting point: in front of Beit Sahour Municipality
  • Meeting time:    08:00
  • Approximate returning time:  17:00
  • Explore the ancient city of Sebastia, which is situated on a hilltop 
  • Admire several important archaeological sites which date back to the Canaanite, Hellenistic, Herodian, Roman and Byzantine cultures.

More information:

http://masaribrahim.ps/en/masar-the-path/jenin/sanur-to-sebastia

 

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  1. Jerusalem