Judean Desert Monasteries

Renowned St. Gerasimos Monastery, a place where the monk Gerasimos established the first koinoobium - a communal monastic living arrangement. 

Witness the spiritual heritage and delve into the history that unfolded within these ancient walls.

Next, we venture to Qassr al Yehud, a site of great biblical significance. Marvel at the very spot where Jesus is believed to have been baptized by John the Baptist. Stand on the hallowed ground that holds countless stories of faith and devotion.

Prepare to be enchanted as we reach Karantal Monastery, where Satan famously attempted to tempt Jesus. Experience the ethereal ambiance as you explore the caves and passages where this extraordinary event unfolded. Feel the profound spiritual energy that emanates from this sacred place.

As our journey continues, we arrive at the enchanting Saint George Monastery. Nestled amidst breathtaking cliffs, this ancient structure stands as a testament to faith and perseverance. Marvel at the architectural wonders and soak in the awe-inspiring vistas that surround this remarkable sanctuary.

Our final destination is the revered Nabi Musa, a mausoleum dedicated to the Prophet Moses. The local Beduins will pour tea spiced with special local herbs, and discover the rich historical and religious significance attributed to this revered figure.


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