Jenin Region

Through the Jenin Region’s almond groves, Ottoman-era palaces, Byzantine churches, Mediterranean landscapes, windy mountain peaks, and hidden Roman ruins, the stories of the landscape become clear.

The bucolic setting of the region gives way to city noise as the trail approaches Nablus, nestled between two looming mountains. The city, famed for products such as olive oil soap and the sweet, cheesy knafeh, contains a beautiful old city that can be explored through a network of labyrinthine streets where one will find old spice mills, Turkish bathhouses, and splendid manors. Atop neighboring Mt. Gerizim, the Samaritans, a tiny group once nearly extinct, preserve their religion and priesthood on their holy mountain. Just outside Nablus, a once-great Roman city lies buried under the earth, with only a few of its temples and palaces still visible.

 

1: Rumana to Burqin (17.0km)

Hike through the olive groves of the north and visit the ancient church of Burqin.

2: Burqin to Arraba (14.7km)

Enjoy the olive harvest atmosphere and pass through the impressive Ottoman Palaces of Arraba.

3: Arraba to Sanur (12.7km)

Meander between the olive trees of the region, view the lush agricultural valleys and climb the steep hill to reach the Castle of Sanur.

4: Sanur to Sebastia (15.5km)

This demanding hike will take you through the most interesting places of the region. Sebastiya is a home to great archaeological and architectural treasures.