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Jezreel Valley Best National Parks

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So you’re coming to visit the Holy Land soon, and you’ve heard all about it. Furthermore, you might even have some itineraries you got from friends who have been here. But you don’t have ten days as they had. But just five, and now you need to choose which parks to visit and which to leave out. So that’s why I made this shortlist of the best places you should check out in the Jezreel Valley and worth visiting.

Jezreel Valley Day Tour
In This Photo: Megiddo National Park

Tel Megiddo National Park 

Tel Megiddo National Park is the site of the ancient city of Megiddo. Megiddo is known for its historical, geographical, and theological importance, especially under its Greek name Armageddon. During the Bronze Age, Megiddo was an important Canaanite city-state and a royal city in the Kingdom of Israel during the Iron Age.

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In This Photo: The Ruins of Tel Megiddo

Megiddo drew much of its importance from its strategic location, which acts as a pass through the Carmel Ridge, and from its position overlooking the rich Jezreel Valley from the west. Excavations have unearthed 26 layers of ruins since the Chalcolithic phase, indicating a long settlement period. The site is now protected as Megiddo National Park and is a World Heritage Site. For sure, one of the Jezreel Valley’s Best National Parks

Megiddo & Beit Shean Archaeological Tour
In This Photo: The Ruins of Beit Shean

Jezreel Valley Best National Parks: Beit Shean National Park 

So Beit Shean is a city that has played an important role in history, mainly because of its geographical location at the Jordan River Valley and the Jezreel Valley junction. Furthermore, in the Biblical account of the battle of the Israelites against the Philistines on Mount Gilboa, King Saul and three of his sons’ bodies were hung on Beit Shean’s walls (1 Samuel 31:10-12). In Roman times, Beit Shean was the leading city of the Decapolis, a league of pagan cities. The ancient city ruins are now protected within the Beit Shean National Park.

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In This Photo: The Roman Street at Ancient Beit Shean

Beit Alpha National Park 

So Beth Alpha is a sixth-century CE synagogue located at the foot of the northern slopes of the Gilboa mountains near Beit Shean, Israel. It is now part of Beit Alpha Synagogue National Park and managed by the Israel Nature and Parks Authority.

Ancient Synagogues in Israel
Beth Alpha Synagogue
The Byzantine Mosaic of Beit Alpha

Hi! My name is Arik, an Israeli native who dedicated his life to sharing my passion for the Holy Land with those interested in knowing more about this incredible piece of land. I’m the Chief Guide at ‘APT Private Tours in Israel’.

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Jerusalem Bird Observatory

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Mount Bental

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The Church of Saint Peter in Gallicantu

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Joshua’s Altar

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