Sanur is an attractive village which boasts an 18th century fortress at its core. The Sanur citadel certainly brings in the tourists from Jenin city, 27km to the north, but in reality the village itself is just as noteworthy.

An old street winds its way up a steep hill towards the citadel, passing charming homes and alleyways, arches and domed roofs. The old core of Sanur surrounds the citadel remains. Residents of Sanur do hold out hope that the citadel will be restored to its former glory when funds are available. Meanwhile, there are stunning views out across undulating, olive tree-laden countryside around almost every corner. There are a few small shops selling groceries and one fresh falafel vendor.

Population: 4,067 (2007)

What To Do

Sanur is an attractive village set in a beautiful valley, and is worth visiting more for its historic core than what’s left of the citadel. It is also within a short drive of buzzing Jenin, a city with much history and culture for visitors to enjoy. Another highlight in the region is Burqin and its famous church.

Where To Eat

There are various restaurants and shops in neighbouring Maythalun, while Jenin is home to a range of sit-down restaurants.

Where To Stay

There are several hotels in Jenin, 26km away, as well as a hostel which is popular with travellers called Cinema Jenin Guesthouse.