Travel to Amman and experience an Arab metropolis of fascinating history and cultural beauty.
Amman, the capital of Jordan, a large historical, cultural and now industrial center of the country, is located in the arid plateaus of the Middle East and on seven hills. A true city of contrasts that define its charming physiognomy, Amman, a city of modern urban planning and traditional Arabic physiognomy, is a magical blend of history and tradition, a location for sites of great archaeological and cultural interest and places of unsurpassed natural beauty. around the world. Modern, dynamic and extroverted, but at the same time, exotic and cosmopolitan, Amman is becoming the absolute center of Jordan and one of the most attractive destinations in the world, ready to excite any traveler.
The fascinating history of thousands of years of Amman unfolds in every corner of the city, through the remains of archeological monuments of Romans and Greeks and Arabs, open-air markets - bazaars, picturesque traditional neighborhoods and building blocks of modern homes. The city of off-white ocher presents its historical treasures
through routes to the old town (Balad area) with the charming atmosphere that emerges from its picturesque alleys and the traditional Arabic architecture. Highways cross the city (Rainbow Street) leading to attractive places, such as the Acropolis of Amman (Jabal al Qal'a), with the remains of Roman, Byzantine and Islamic monuments making it a great crossroads of civilizations, while the panoramic view to the city, from the same point, compensates and excites the most demanding travellers. The ruins of the Roman theater turn the city into a true gem of culture and civilization, while Museums (Jordan Museum, Arab Art Institute) and mosques (King Abdullah Mosque) complete the cultural collage of the bustling Amman. Luxurious skyscrapers and big malls, on the modern side of the city, show the effort of the city to become a dynamic Arab metropolis of growth and prosperity and turn Amman into a destination, a point of reference, for every visitor who wants to live an unforgettable life experience
Food and local cuisine
Jordanian cuisine offers a wide variety of flavors and dishes with excellent quality ingredients. Meat and rice and plenty of spices, as the flavors and local ingredients dominate the flavors of a cuisine that is gaining more and more fans around the world. Try the mansaf, a Jordanian national dish (roast lamb or beef with rice, garnished with nuts, Arabic pita bread and glazed bowls, an acidic yogurt sauce). Falafel (crunchy balls of spicy melted chickpeas) impress, as does maclumba, (rice cake with pieces of lamb or beef and smell) which stands out as the top comfort food choice. Sauerba (meat, like gyros, in hot pies with onions and spices) is a safe choice, while syrupy sweets (konefes), Arabic coffee and the traditional drink, arak, are extremely popular.
Best time to visit Amman
Ideally choose the periods March-May, and September-November, to avoid the excessive heat of the other months, and enjoy a trip that will be unforgettable.
How to use transportation in Amman
Transfer from/to Amman
Amman Queen Alia International Airport is located 30 km south of the city. The transfer from the airport to the city center is done by Sariyah shuttle bus, which emerges as the most convenient, economical and comfortable way of transportation, or by the Airport Express bus (every 30 minutes, cost 3 €). Alternatively use a taxi (20 €).
Transportation in the city of Amman is achieved by taxis and buses, which cover a sufficient part of the city, or alternatively by rental car.