29 July 2017, Saturday. Sebastia Culinary Tour

The walk begins in the Old City of Sebastia, 12 km northwest of Nablus.  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.  After that and In Sabestia, our host will introduce us to a delicacy of the area - zarb, prepared in a special submerged oven. All of us will join her in the preparations of the dish, which is a mix of tender chicken and various vegetables. The common preparation of the meal will be a perfect occasion to learn more about Palestinian culture and everyday life in the area.

  • Length:       3 km
  • Duration:    2 hours
  • Category:   Easy


  • Lightweight walking boots
  • Walking poles
  • At least 3-4 liters of water and snacks for the walk
  • Sunscreen and a hat
  • Your camera


  • An experienced local hiking guide
  • Traditional meal
  • Transportation to Sebastia and back 



  • Meeting point:  The Jerusalem Hotel, 4 Anatara Ben Shaddad St, East Jerusalem, near the Damascus Gate
  • Meeting time:    14:00
  • Approximate returning time:  21:00


  • Rate: From Jerusalem:  form Jerusalem (75$)  From Bethlehem:  (60$)


Meeting point in Beit Sahour : infornt of Beit Sahour Municipality 

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

  • Walk the old city of Sebastia
  • Visit Sebastia archeological sites
  • Traditional Palestinian dinner




  1. Jerusalem