Jordan Holidays 2015

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The Jewel in the Middle East’s crown

Jordan is a land of many facades, a place where history was created, ancient civilisations once flourished, and a vibrant culture stands strong today. Whether it is the magic of the desert, the enchantment of ancient cities or the grandeur of its architecture, Jordan holidays are a truly memorable affair.

This dazzling country has been home to a myriad of communities and cultures for many millennia, and though times have changed, its dramatic desert scenery and breath-taking, yet tiny, coastline have drawn visitors over for holidays in Jordan for centuries. Whether you want to relax by the comfort of the sea, explore the deserts with the Bedouin, or discover all the archaeological sites of the country, Jordan will have you appeased.

Ancient Sites and Salty Seas

If you’re looking to unwind on your holiday, then make your way to the Dead Sea. Only half an hour from downtown Amman, this spot is a favourite for sunbathing and swimming with locals and visitors alike, and 5-star luxury is never too far away from this spot, as well as a countless range of hotels. Those interested in finding out more about the ancient history of Jordan should visit Amman. Known in Greco-Roman times as Philadelphia, its citadel and ancient walls are still standing among a myriad of modern buildings in the capital; while those looking for adventure should head to Aqaba - as a hub for water sports and with warm weather all year round, this is the perfect place to try out snorkelling, water skiing or diving in this coveted spot beside the Red Sea.

There are two major sites that attract visitors during holidays to Jordan; the city of Petra and the sunshine of the Dead Sea. The former is an enchanting combination of man-made and natural wonders on an awesome scale. Take the winding road to explore the city, carved out of the colourful mountains over two thousand years ago by a Semitic people from northern Arabia. The Treasury, also known as Al Khazneh, is the most striking feature and most recognisable realm of Petra.

You are spoilt for choice with things to do in Jordan. From the stunning Shobak Castle, built during the time of the Crusades, to the Dibeen Nature Reserve, there are plenty of gorgeous sights to behold. Of course, despite the myriad of attractions in the country, when you are on Jordan holidays you can’t miss Petra, the ancient capital and wonder of the world. Known as the Rose City, you can easily venture here from other parts of the country including Aqaba or Eilat in the south, or on a whirlwind tour of the Middle East from Israel or Egypt.

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