The Hellenistic acropolis, built during the fourth century B.C., overlooks both the New and Old Towns from its perch atop Mount Smith. The site contains the...more
The village that launched a thousand postcards has streets filled with elaborate villas—"captain's houses" that were built by merchant ship owners between...more
The New Town dates to the 16th-century Ottoman occupation, when Greek Orthodox natives, forbidden to dwell in the Old Town, had to settle outside it. The Murad...more
This maze of lanes is the oldest inhabited medieval city in Europe. The Knights of St. John, a military religious order organized in Jerusalem to care for...more
From mid-June through September, millions of zebra-striped "butterflies" (actually Jersey tiger moths) congregate in this lovely green ravine. Covering every...more
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