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Korazim National Park

March 22nd 2011

If you’re heading north, you won’t want to miss Korazim National Park, a 25-acre attraction known for its archaeological ruins. The site boasts a beautiful synagogue that dates back to the fourth or fifth century. Check out all the stunning, elaborate carvings and the unique sculpture of a pair of lions. The structures are built […]

Mishmar HaCarmel Campground

March 22nd 2011

Naturally, most Israel travelers spend their nights in hotels in major cities or kibbutz guest houses. If you’re looking to switch things up and spend a night or two in nature, the Mishmar HaCarmel Overnight Campground is well worth considering. The campsite, surrounded by dense green forests, is located on Mishmar HaCarmel Farm atop a […]

Ma’ayan National Park

March 22nd 2011

The Ma’ayan National Park is located near Afula in the Bet She’an Valley. Its main claim to fame is a spring of water that desends from a rocky cave down the slope of Mount Gilboa. The water then flows into the stream that surrounding the park’s lawn. This historical national park commemorates the time when […]

Siloam Tunnel

March 22nd 2011

One of the highlights of any visit to Jerusalem has to be Siloam Tunnel. This amazing feat of engineering features a 1,500 foot tunnel built in 701 BCE by King Hezekiah in an effort to protect Jerusalem’s main water source, the Gihon Spring, from the Assyrians. When you go, you should expect to get a […]

Biriya Forest

December 2nd 2010

The Biriya Forest is a historical landmark from the 1948 War of Independence and a location that holds religious significance. The Biriya Forest covers over five-thousand acres and houses over five-million trees, including Pine, Broadleaf, Terebinth, Judas, Cedar, and Birch, as well as fruit and nut trees. It is the perfect location for enjoying northern […]

Tel Afek National Park

December 2nd 2010

Tel Afek, located in Tel Aviv and adjacent to the Yarkon Park, was built by Herod the Great to honor his father, Antiparis. Prior to Herod, it was a strategic location for Egyptian forces, Philistines, and Israelites during the Bronze Age, and then built up by Herod. It was destroyed by an earthquake in the […]

Tel Gezer National Park

December 2nd 2010

Tel Gezer National Park’s history dates back to biblical times and has been an important location for many historic periods including the Canaanite and Crusader periods. Today, Tel Gezer National Park has become the most excavated site in Israel. A many discoveries here have Biblical significance, including a double cave, nine boundary stones with inscriptions, […]

Apollonia National Park

December 2nd 2010

Apollonia National Park, located along the coastal plain just north of the major city Herzliya Pituach, is a magnificent park full of ancient history. The park houses the remnants of a thirteenth century Crusader fortress which was razed by the Mamluk Empire. There are two major hiking routes throughout the park – one follows along […]

Ancient Katzrin Park

December 2nd 2010

Ancient Katzrin Park features a third century Jewish village modeled after Talmudic times, including a dwelling with domestic artifacts that were used during the year, as well as a reconstructed early synagogue. The synagogue is made of basalt and was used for hundreds of years until it was destroyed by an earthquake. It is said […]

Tel Be’er Sheva National Park

October 10th 2010

Tel Be’er Sheva National Park, located in the Negev is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The national park houses an archaeological site where remnants were found of a settlement village dating back to the time of the biblical patriarch, Abraham. The national park has become an important location in regards to the study of biblical […]

Castel National Park

October 10th 2010

Castel National Park, located within the Judean Mountains, contains the remnants of a Roman period fortress built upon a summit. The fortress had been used to guard the route to Jerusalem during Roman rule, but was later rebuilt during the Crusader period. However, Castel is most known for the important and strategic role the location […]

Nahal Me’arot Nature Reserve

October 10th 2010

The Nahal Me’arot Nature Reserve is located near Haifa, on the western Carmel Mountain Range region. The caves located in the reserve provide evidence of prehistoric humans from over 200,000 years ago. The tour of the reserve commences with a visit to the Oven Cave, an important location where scientists have discovered multiple prehistoric cultures. […]

Deer Land

October 10th 2010

Right in the heart of Gush Etzion’s Ella Valley is Deerland Adventure Park, a hot spot for family trips that includes numerous activities. There is a farm that hosts lots of animals but is best known for its large variety of deer. There are also horned animals and birds, and a feeding and petting corner. […]

The Stalactite Cave Nature Reserve

October 10th 2010

Near the town of Beit Shemesh in Central Israel lies the Soreq Stalactite Cave, Israel’s answer to the Luray Caverns. In May 1968, the cave was discovered accidentally when workers were detonating explosives to open a nearby quarry. The cave measures 200 feet wide, 260 feet long, and 50 feet high. A tour of the […]

Zippori National Park

September 13th 2010

What was once home to over 40,000 people, including rabbis, Romans and Hellenized Jews, is now a vast archeological site at Zippori National Park in the Lower Galilee. The great Jewish court known as the Sanhedrin was located in Zippori and her most important resident was Rabbi Judah HaNasi, compiler of the Mishnah, a central […]

Yechiam Fortress National Park

September 13th 2010

Yechi’am Fortress National Park is a crusader fortress located in the Galilee, about 20 minutes from the city of Nahariya. The fortress was built by the crusaders in the 12th century and destroyed in 1265 by the Baybars. In 1946, Kibbutz Yechi’am was built in its place and they used the walls of the fortress […]

Monfort National Park

September 13th 2010

Three reasons why you should consider visiting Monfort National Park in the Keziv Stream Nature Reserve:   You’ve been to Israel before and seen all the must-see destinations. You’re traveling with pre-teens and young adults. You’d really enjoy the freedom to wander around ancient ruins, not just see them from a distance.   About 22 […]

Tzfat & Meron Sites

September 13th 2010

TZFAT & MERON TOUR SITES Holy City of Tzfat (Safed) Tzfat Artists Quarter Ancient Synagogues Mount Meron

City of David

September 13th 2010

City of David The City of David Archaeological Park holds some of the earliest artifacts in Jerusalem’s history. There are exhibits dating back to the fourth millennium BCE, all the way to the Byzantine era during the Middle Ages. Visitors to the City of David will first notice large city walls, a 13-meter stone building […]

Haas Promenade (Tayelet)

September 13th 2010

Haas Promenade (Tayelet) The Haas Promenade (Tayelet) is located in Talpiyot, and from the apex, visitors are able to get a breathtaking look of the Old City of Jerusalem and the Dead Sea. Biblical tradition holds that at the site of the promenade, Abraham was shown the site of Mount Moriah for the binding of […]

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