Israel In Focus
A RELAXING DIP:
Warm water pools that keep their 82°F temperature year-round draw
visitors from Israel and abroad to Gan Hashlosha National Park in
the Lower Galilee region. Fed by natural springs, the turquoise pools
are surrounded by enchanting and lush greenery. The park also
includes an archaeological museum where visitors can check out
a restoration of the Tel Amal settlement established here by Jewish
pioneers in the 1930s.
A trip up north to the Sea of Galilee offers
visitors a chance to take in the beautiful
shores of the historic city of Tiberias.
Those interested in the area’s religious
history will want to check out the ancient
city of Nazareth to the west, where Jesus
lived as a child. Outdoor adventures await
those who want to tackle the inclines and
see the gorgeous vistas from the lush
slopes of Mt. Tabor and Mt. Gilboa.
WHERE TO STAY
Hotel options are slight in Gan
Hashlosha, so most opt to use the park
as a day trip from nearby locales. Tiberias
offers a number of hotel and resort
options in a variety of price points, while
accommodations are a bit more rustic in
the historic town of Nazareth.
Driving is probably the best way to see
Gan Hashlosha and other attractions in
the Galilee. The park is less than a two-hour drive from Tel Aviv or Jerusalem.