Mar Saba Monastery

Updated: Sep 22

Amazing view of a beautiful monastery in the Judean Desert.

Mar Saba has existed for about 1500 years and is home to very few Greek-speaking monks who have sought solitude in the desert.

On the road that descends from Jerusalem towards the Dead Sea, turn right and drive on a bumpy road that reminded me very much of the roads of Sinai.

After about a 15-minute walk from the monastery, the Bedouin opened an improvised parking lot. You have to pay them and climb towards the viewpoint of the monastery.

The view is amazing: an ancient monastery that blends in the mountains. It is recommended to sit on the mountain and look at the incredible monastery. The Beduin in the area also sell coffee over there.


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