Michael Jakeman was our tour guide for the day and he was excellent. He gave an unbiased view of living in Palestine as a christian which we appreciated as it was our first day in the area and we did not know what to expect. St George's monastery was our first stop and what a way to start! The climb... 更多
We parked on the car park and walked down the steep hill winding down the side of the high cliffs. It is safe waking down but it is very steep and not recommended for the very young or old. Make sure you take water down with you! The Monastery was closed when we got there bit the walk and building... 更多
This is very interesting to see and there are trails in the area if you are interested in some desert hiking. We were not able to enter the monastery because it was only open to pilgrims but seeing the monastery from the outside was also well worth the trip. We drove here on our own, not with a tour group.
The monastery is a breathtaking construction in the rocks deep down in a valley. We stopped by on our way from Bethlehem to Jericho and the Dead Sea. It is absolutely worth going there. If you would like to walk all the way down to the monastery, it, of course, will require a lot more time than just passing by... 更多
The monastery is amazing from the outside. The road to get to it is a little demanding, since it's very steep. However, it takes around 15 minutes walking to get to it. Is highly recommended to see a different scenario from Israel
We hired a car and drove to St Georges on Christmas Eve. As soon as we got out of the car we were mobbed by vendors selling souvenirs, they also tried to sell us donkey rides to the monastery which is several hundred meters down in a deep gorge. We said no very firmly, but a guy with a donkey... 更多
Came here otw to Amman for flight home. Drop by at a look out point for breathtaking view of an Impressive cliff hanging greek monastery where it was thought that Elijah hid in a cave and was fed by ravens. Nice! If only we had time for picnic. Heard it's open to pilgrims.
Anything I write or describe about the view from the monastery once you finally arrive after a rather challenging trip down into the gorge and back up to the monastery, could not do justice to what you will be able to see, especially on a clear day. You can see the Dead Sea to the south and Jerusalem to the... 更多
We drove up to wadi qilt where you get the view seen in the photograph above. It is quite a spectacle nestled in a deep valley in the dessert. I have to say I was not prepared for the sight as we climbed up from the road. Not sure how you would get here if not on a tour but... 更多