Shalom Life | July 01, 2014

The Ten Best National Parks in Israel

When it comes to green landscapes, bodies of water, and mountainous hills, the Holy Land is the ultimate destination

By: Caitlin Marceau

Published: July 11th, 2014 in News » Israel

The Ten Best National Parks in Israel

Israel is known for its rich history, a multitude of famous tourist attractions, cultural flavor, and absolutely amazing food. But did you know Israel also has some of the best and most diverse National Parks in the world? If you’re thinking of visiting, or just happen to be a parks enthusiast, take a peek at ShalomLife’s list of the ten best parks to see in Israel.

10.


Alexander River National Park

Flowing from the Samaria to the Mediterranean Sea, the Alexander River National Park (or the Nahal Alexander) is a breathtaking sight, home to the rare soft-shelled turtles that weight approximately 50 kilograms (110 pounds), and also, catfish and tilapia. That is if you’re not too distracted by the clear blue water, sand dunes, and eucalyptus groves.

9.


Mount Carmel

A beautiful coastal mountain range in northern Israel, the Mount Carmel National Park is a must see for anyone looking for the perfect hiking spot. The mountain, which spans roughly 39 kilometers that slopes to the west, is surrounded by trees and greenery, and guaranteed to move any nature enthusiast.

8.


Beit She’an National Park

If you want to travel back in time and see Israel as it once was, then you need to check out the Beit She’an National Park. Although not a park in the technical sense of the word, the Beit She’an ruins tell a fascinating story of history. The remaining ancient structure proudly stands for all the modern world to see.

7.


Achziv National Park

What do beautiful beaches and a Biblical back-story have in common? Achziv National Park. According to the Bible, it’s a territory that once belonged to the tribe of Asher. Since then, the beautiful expanse of beach and old monuments have become an Israeli National Park that’s perfect for the whole family.

6.


Nimrod Fortress

A medieval forest atop a hill, the Nimrod Fortress National Park offers visitors a chance to explore the castle as it once was, and now is. You can explore sections of the fortress as it currently stands, while other sections open to visitors have since been restored. The view from the fortress is breathtaking and certainly worth a visit.

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