Inhabited since prehistoric times, this Nabataean caravan-city, situated between the Red Sea and the Dead Sea, was an important crossroads between Arabia, Egypt and Syria-Phoenicia. Petra (established possibly as early as 312 BC) is half-built, half-carved into the rock, and is surrounded by mountains riddled with passages and gorges. It is one of the world's most famous archaeological sites, where ancient Eastern traditions blend with Hellenistic architecture.
To this day, for me, nothing has topped the experience of walking through al-Siq for a mile and then glimpsing the iconic Al Khazneh (The Treasury) for the 1st time. But the excitement didnt't cease there - walking through the 'city' revealed many surprises behind virtually every corner, and basically the whole day spent in Petra could be called a highlight <3>
With the direct Easyjet flights to Amman its easier now to reach this awesome place, I encourage you!