Reynald de Chatillon was not your perfect example of a Chivalric Knight. He broke all treaties and regularly robbed merchant caravans and pilgrims, raided ports, and even went so far as to attack Hejaz, the homeland of Islam, and threaten Mecca. Unsurprisingly, Saladin, the ruler of Syria and Egypt, was swift to respond. He burned the town of Kerak to the ground and almost conquered the castle itself.

After Reynald robbed a large caravan in 1177, Saladin attacked the Crusader Kingdom again, and finally defeated them at the Battle of Hattin. Whilst most of the captives were spared, Saladin executed Reynald himself. The defenders of the Kerak Castle were able to hold out under siege for eight months before surrendering and being allowed to walk free.

Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your holiday

Plan your trip

Please tell us a few details about your vacation plans and provide your phone number so we can call you back..
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4

When would you like to go?

Please select Enter your departure date
Please select Year

Where would you like to go?

Please select Select your interest

How many nights?

How many nights? Drag the slider to select nights
0 21 nights +

Guests

Number of adults (aged 15+). Minimum 1 adult  
Adults (age 15+)
Children (age 0-15)
Rooms

Select your budget per person

Please select  

Contact details

Your First name First name*
Your Last name Last name*
Your email address Email address*
Your phone number Phone number
+1
State is required State
Tell us about your trip
Let us know if you have fixed dates, who you’re traveling with or if it’s for a special ocassion
Please tick this box to continue  

Unable to submit your request

Unfortunately, we were unable to submit your request. Please try again later or contact us.