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My wife and I visited this monastery as part of a small group tour of the Palestinian Territories. We took a cable car up the sheer rock cliff for the first part of the journey and then walked quite a few steps after the cable...More
The Monastery of the Temptation is a Greek Orthodox monastery located in Jericho, Palestine. It was built on the slopes of the Mount of Temptation 350 meters above sea level, situated along a cliff overlooking the city of Jericho and the Jordan Valley.
The mount situated just outside from the city of Jericho, you can walk there from the city centre and then take the cable - 60 nis - (or climb but it's quite hard) to the top.
There you find a monastery with beautiful interiors and...More
This monastery is quite impress nested high up on the mountain side. We rode the cable car up but there are still a lot of steps up to reach the monastery. It's not that difficult if you go slowly and rest when needed. Be careful...More
I went here on a group tour from Jerusalem run by Green Olive Tours. Taking the cable car up you have a great view of the city. Once there we had lunch at the restaurant, with excellent service.
To get to the Monastery you then...More
We arrived at 15:50 ten minutes before closing, and were out again at 15:58. We had to, because it closes at 16:00, but is was also enough to see what kind of place it is. Amazing how this was built, but a lot of it...More
High above the Tell es-Sultan historical site is this huge limestone mountain that towers 1201 feet above Jericho. It is associated with Mount Quarantania, where Jesus was said to roam. Halfway up to the top there is a Greek gravity-defying Monastery clinging to the rugged...More