Welcome to Karak

The ancient Crusader stronghold of Karak (or Kerak) lies within the walls of the old city and is one of the highlights of Jordan. The fortified castle that dominates the town was a place of legend in the battles between the Crusaders (Franks) and the Islamic armies of Saladin (Salah ad-Din). Now one of the most famous Crusader castles, in its day Karak was just one in a long line of Frank defences, stretching from... Read More

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