Kerak (also spelt Karak, Arabic al-Kerak) is a small, Arab city (population 170,000) in southern Jordan. It has a significant Christian population. Kerak is located on the King's Highway, some 124 km south of the capital Amman, and is the site of a magnificently-situated Crusader castle, now an evocative ruin on the skyline above the city.

Cruisader castle


View of the old city of Karak from the Crusader fort

Get in

Minibuses to Amman (JD 0.750) and Aqaba (JD 1.750) run roughly hourly.


Statue in the old city of Saladin, who liberated the city and region from the Crusaders



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