Um Qeis, or Gadara-site of the famous Gadarene swine-
was renowned in its time as a cultural center. It was the
home of several classical poets and philosophers,
including Theodours, founder of a Rhetoric’s school in
Rome; one poet called the city "a new Athens". Perched
on a splendid hilltop overlooking the Jordan Valley and the
city of Galilee, Um Qeis boasts an impressive colonnaded
terrace and the ruins of two theatres.
You can take in the sites and then dine on the terrace of a
fine restaurant with a breathtaking view of three countries.