A short account of Ein Avdat, given by your Israel & Jerusalem private tour guide
In the middle of the Negev Desert Heights, in a very deep canyon, there lies the beautiful spring of Avdat (in Hebrew – Ein Avdat). Taking a short hike there during the early morning or late afternoon hours is truly a breathtaking experience.
Ein Avdat Canyon is a small part of one the largest wadis (dry riverbeds) in the Negev Desert – the Zin. Whenever there are heavy rains in the mountains of the central Negev, a huge amount of water is drained through the wadi, in the form of a flash flood. Most of the time however, the stream flows gently, running quietly through the short canyon.