Banias Nature Reserve

Attractions, Rivers, lakes and ponds Golan Hights
Banias Nature Reserve
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Time Out says

Israel’s most resplendent waterfall collection lies next to the ruins of a Herodian temple.

The Banias Nature Reserve contains an abundance of natural and historical beauty, from the ruins of ancient cities to the roaring Banias Waterfall – the biggest waterfall in Israel. Found in the Upper Golan between the fertile Hula Valley and the Mount Hermon area, the Banias is a favorite for those visiting the Golan. Hours can be spent here; walking the trails, exploring the ruins and picnicking in the plush green woodlands. The falls and the springs are what makes this reserve so exceptional. The Banias Spring emerges at the foot of Mount Hermon and flows powerfully through a canyon for 3.5 km, eventually leading to the waterfall, the most impressive cascade in Israel. This is quite a site and makes this hike truly worthwhile. A stepped path near the spring leads to the Banias Cave where visitors will find the remains of a temple built by Herod the Great.



Address: Route 99
Golan Hights

Price: NIS 28, NIS 14 Child
Opening hours: Summer: Sun-Thu, Sat 08:00-17:00; Fri 08:00-16:00; Winter: Sun-Thu, Sat 08:00-16:00; Fri 08:00-15:00
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