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Being here reminds me of the timeless nature of this location!

I agree with the other positive reviewers about this monastery. Moreover, I especially enjoyed the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
SanDiegoGuy1
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San Diego, California
Very impressive

This is a Greek Orthodox monestry, with a beautiful church. The original church, which was built... read more

Reviewed 20 January 2018
scope_11
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Ra'anana, Israel
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2 weeks ago
“Being here reminds me of the timeless nature of this location!”
Jan 20, 2018
“Very impressive”
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| Located on the east side of road #90, Jericho, Palestinian Territories
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I agree with the other positive reviewers about this monastery. Moreover, I especially enjoyed the quiet and solitude of the location and building. It was a time that I reflected on its place in human and Christian history. Though not a major tourist destination like...More

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Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

This is a Greek Orthodox monestry, with a beautiful church. The original church, which was built in the 5th century, is now ruins located about 200m from the new church, which was renovated in 1890. The church has a golden cape, nice mosaics and greek...More

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Reviewed 12 October 2017

Amazing History to see the place where the Virgin Mary rested on her runaway from Bethlehem to Egypt with Joseph and baby Jesus.

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Reviewed 9 January 2017

Visited this gorgeous Greek monastery on our way to see of Galilee. In Arabic it is known as Deir Hajla, meaning the monastery of the partridge, a bird common to the area.The monastery is named after St. Gerassimos. The lower part shows paintings of Mother...More

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Reviewed 22 March 2016

We went and spent a few hours there and caught up with Father Kyriacos, he is so nice. He is originally from Cyprus and speaks like a true Cyriot as we are. He made us feel like home. The Monastry is beautiful and very well...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2015

The Monastery is named after Saint Gerassimos. He is easily recognized on any icon - always pictured with a lion. The story dates back to the 5th century (455 AD), when Gerassimos was an abbot living in a monastery about a mile from the River...More

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