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Private Day Tour: St. George's Monastery, Wadi Qelt, Mar Saba, and Bethlehem
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Wadi Qelt is a scenic gorge running between Jerusalem and Jericho; as such, it is popular among hikers. The isolated Greek Orthodox monastery is carved into a cliff in the northeastern corner of the narrow canyon. The exterior is impressive; inside, the non-squeamish will marvel at the human reliquary.
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Wadi Qilt | West Bank, Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A "must see" attraction for the christian, especially the orthodox, of the Holy Land. Following the road to Jericho you "dive" into the Judean desert hermitage of the early fathers of christianity.

Reviewed 4 days ago

Stopped at the top of the hill overlooking the monastery of St. George in Jericho, it looked awesome. Just did not pay a visit. The view from the top of the hill was good. Be careful of the hillside, many have fallen. Some peddlers here....More

Thank Jay C
Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

The monastery is not very close but worth your while. It is located at an impossible point where you wonder whether anybody can live. The monastery is at a quiet location where you can, when you are lucky, watch a Greek Orthodox Mass. after the...More

Thank eddebruin
Reviewed 25 November 2017

the views just take your breath away.Though its a bit crowded and locals are noisy,the place is definitely worth a visit.Modest clothes are required.And take a lot of water-the climbing takes some energy))

Thank tensi78
Reviewed 23 October 2017

This greek Onorhodox monastery built in the cliffs is an unbelievable sight and a wonder by itself. Our guide stated that there are only 4 monks and that they only speak for an hour every day.

Thank Niels L
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Wadi Qilt is a place to visit on the way to Jericho. The terrain is amazing, and even thought this place is off the beaten path, it worth taking the road less travelled.

Thank Commited_Traveller
Reviewed 27 September 2017

As our Holy Land Pilgrimage continued on August 4, 2017 from Jericho to Bethlehem, the tour group stopped in Wadi Kelt to view St. George's Monestary. Temperature at this time of year was 119 degrees F. A dry heat, but still hot. A place to...More

Thank George H
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

This monastery, without a doubt, is one of the finest pearls in the casket of Israeli's sights. Despite the widespread presence of signs of modern technology, the modesty, simplicity and form of buildings and interior decoration, the landscape and islands of vegetation evoke a sense...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 25 March 2017

east to access by car. there is a walk of about 1 km, down hill to the site itself. the entrence is free. visit the church with the mummyfied munk, and dont miss the cave on the upper level. on the way back you can...More

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Reviewed 19 March 2017

Beautiful place, nestled in the Valley of the Shadow (which David penned about in Psalm 23). This region only receives direct sunlight one hour per day. This area is the area of the Jericho Road Jesus wrote about in the parable of the Good Samaritan....More

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3 December 2017|
Response from George H | Reviewed this property |
From wikipedia Coordinates: 31°50′40″N 35°24′51″E / 31.8445°N 35.4141°E / 31.8445; 35.4141. St. George Orthodox Monastery, or Monastery of St. George of Choziba is a monastery located in Wadi Qelt, in the eastern West... More
Jules R
3 November 2017|
Response from George H | Reviewed this property |
Our twelve tour was booked with Catholic Travel Center in Burbank, California. Transportation was included in the tour and provided by Millennium Tours when we arrived in Tel Aviv. Our trip started around the Sea of... More
adam d
8 January 2015|
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