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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...more
As a licensed tour guide, I bring guests here all the time. It is 10 minutes off the main road that leads from Jerusalem to the Dead Sea. It was the main road to Jericho 75 years ago.The road take one to a trail that...More
There is an awesome view of the monastery from the opposite side of the wadi. You can access this from the entrance where you park your car. From there you can also see Jericho towards the east and also Jerusalem in the West. There is...More
Our family (two parents, three teens, and a ten year old) traveled from Jerusalem to the Ein Gedi area for a day of hiking. It was afternoon when we began our return to Jerusalem. I recalled that St. George's is in the Judean desert so...More
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
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
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))
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
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 Bank, in the occupied territories.
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
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 Galilee, then South to Jericho, and then to Bethlehem. It was during the travel from Jericho to Bethlehem that we stopped at St George's Monastery. We did not enter the Monastery, only a view from a hill in the Wadi Kelt Desert. Temperature that day in August was 119F. It is about an hour ride from Bethlehem. If you are not travelling in a tour, you might inquire at the place you are staying for information and transportation to view this area. It is well worth seeing. Enjoy your trip to the Holy Land. We are planning to go again soon.