Jenin is a 4000-year-old city in the northern Palestine, it is located on the edge of a level plain known to the locals as Marj Ibn Amer and mentioned in the Bible as Jezreel Valley. Modern Jenin is a picturesque town surrounded by olive and almond groves. Its fertile surroundings were a perfect place to settle as early as the Canaanite times when it was called En Gannim meaning ‘the spring of gardens. ‘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.
Jenin played an important role in the past as the city on the crossroads between the sea and the northern and eastern regions of the country. The historical Via Maris route passed through this area, as well as other internal routes connecting the mountains to the coast. On the top of neighboring Mt. Gerizim, the Samaritans, a tiny group once nearly extinct, preserve their religion and priesthood on their holy mountain. Across the city of Nablus, between the modern buildings, can be found remains of the once-great Roman city of Neapolis.
Enjoy the olive harvest atmosphere and pass through the impressive Ottoman Palaces of Arraba.
Meander between the olive trees of the region, view the lush agricultural valleys and climb the steep hill to reach the Castle of Sanur.
|Name||Area||Languages Spoken||Contact Information||Other services||Particular Interests|
|Mohammad Atari||Jenin||Arabic, English||(+970)0568437949
|Flora/fauna, history, archaeology|
|Saeed Hijjeh||Jenin||Arabic||+970 (0)599700295||history, archaeology|
|Stage||Location||Name||Price Range||Contact Info||Amenities|
|1||Burqin||Maha Khalaf Homestay||$||(+970)597619930||meals, wi-fi, kitchen|
|1||Burqin||Usama al-Saiegh Homestay||$||(+970)599840323||meals, wi-fi, kitchen|
|2||Arraba||Al-Mardawi Guesthouse||$||(+970)599722591||meals, wi-fi, kitchen|
|2||Arraba||Hana’ Hamdan Homestay||$||(+970)599292972||meals, wi-fi|
|3||Sanur||Rabie Wild Ali||$||(+970)569105560||meals, wi-fi|
|4||Sebastiya||Sebastia Guesthouse (Municipality)||$||(+970)599789631||meals, wi-fi, kitchen|
|4||Sebastiya||Qasr al-Kayed||$||(+970)599473646||meals, wi-fi|
|5||Sebastiya||Hayat al Reef Camp||$||Muhammad Jaber: 0592771470 / 0592767698||meals|
|5||Nablus||Al-Yasmeen Hotel||$||(+970)-(0)-9-2333555||meals, wi-fi, kitchen|
|6||Nablus||Khan al Wakala Hotel||$|| +972 09-2377779
There are no exact schedules for the following transportation options. Buses and services (orange shared taxis for up to seven people; pronounced servees) usually start driving when they are full. Most transportation stops operating at sunset. The transportation might be less frequent on Fridays, especially between 12-2pm. Prices are subject to change.
|FROM / TO JENIN||DISTANCE||TRANSPORTATION||PRICE|
|Jerusalem via Al-Ezariya or Bethlehem||107km||Bus or Taxi||~60NIS|
|Burqin||Burqin Ladies’ Center Society||Umaima Khlouf
Tel: 0599046445/ 0597619930
|Enabling women economically; awareness and psychological and financial support.||Food production, especially Duqqa (Za’tar), handicrafts (embroidery, beads), olive oil soap.|
|Arraba||Arraba Association for Women Development||Manar Khleif
|Financial and social development of women and children.||Food production (pickles, olive paste, jam, yogurt); embroidery.|
|Sanur||Sanur Women’s club||Fahmieh wild Ali: 0599727875
|Support women, children and handicapped.||bee wax cream, beads, straw plates, traditional food, pickles, soap, jam, zaatar, and embroidery.|