Kibbutz Kalia has approximately 400 residents and is the largest settlement in North Basin of the Dead Sea. The kibbutz is located in the foothills of the Judean desert, near the Qumran caves. In 1929 a group of pioneers settled here engaged in the mining of salt. During the Independence War, the kibbutz was conquered and destroyed by the Jordanians’. After the Six-Day War in 1968 Kalia outpost was established, and then again in 1974 as a Kibbutz.
The origin of the name Kalia is from the Latin word kalium (potassium), one of the major minerals in the Dead Sea.
The Kibbutz is based on agriculture and tourism. Agriculture includes crops, palm grove, dairy and poultry turkeys. Tourism industry has a Guesthouse, Kalia Beach, Equestrian Center and Qumran site which includes a self-service restaurant and a shop selling cosmetics and souvenirs.
The Guesthouse is surrounded by gardens and lawns, overlooks the cliffs of the Judean Desert and the ancient landscapes of the Dead Sea.
All rooms are on ground floor and include toilet and shower, Air conditioning, Coffee and TV.
There are three types of rooms:
42 mini suites include a living room and bedroom with exit to the garden and indoor seating area.
16 double rooms
6 apartments with a bedroom and a living room suitable for six people
The pool is open from mid-March until the end of October.
Kibbutz gym. For the opening hours, please contact reception.
The local pub offers a fun atmosphere, diverse music, a selection of drinks and a pool table.
Open every Friday 10:00 pm- last costumer.
Kalia Guest House is a great base for exploring the fascinating and enchanting area of the Dead Sea.
From here you can go horseback riding along desert trails or ATV with wonderful landscapes views.
You can visit the fascinating archaeological sites, swim or float in the Dead Sea, visit healing spring water, enjoy a moonlight tour on top of Masada, there are countless experiences and adventures.
The Dead Sea has a magical piece of paradise waiting just for you. Kalia Beach has a restaurant with a terrace view to the sea, cosmetics Center of Dead Sea products, bar on the beach, cheap cozy seating, BBQ picnics and overnight camping, toilets and showers. The beach has convenient access paths for strollers and wheelchairs.
Every night you spend in a guesthouse Kalia gives you a free ticket Kalia beach.
Qumran National Park
Fascinating historical site offering visitors a one of a kind experience. Here you can visit the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered.
Qumran Visitors Center has a restaurant and a shop with leading Dead Sea cosmetics brands, souvenirs and textiles.
You can dabble in sweet spring water and warm shade picnic with abundant natural vegetation and participate in a guided tour (by appointment). The tour will expose you to the flora and fauna in this one of a kind region.
Monastery of Deir Hajleh
In the Greek Orthodox monastery of Deir Hajleh youi can discover Byzantine mosaics, ancient wall paintings, skulls and bones of monks from previous generations.
Walking on a bed of gravel along the spectacular walls will lead you to the cool water flowing in to the river until early summer months.
ATV Judean Desert
Holistic therapies and massages
A group of holistic practitioners who specialize in a variety of methods and treatments for body and soul.
You can choose between a massage General, sporting, medical, orthopedic, arthritis massage, hot stone massage and holistic massage.