It is situated in the northern Israeli area of Galilee and provides you and your loved ones with a unique look into Israel’s past via the archaeological relics from each historical era. This is by far the biggest and most exciting archaeological site in Israel, with a ton of amazing medieval ruins that are still in amazing shape. You’ll love touring the gladiator amphitheater, colonnaded streets, and the 7,000-seat Roman theater’s rebuilt remains, among many other things.
The Bible mentions the Beit She’an valley, south of the Sea of Galilee, where King Saul suffered a crushing defeat on adjacent Mount Gilboa some 6,000 years ago.
The city was reestablished as a Hellenistic city 2,300 years ago. It became well-known throughout the Roman and Byzantine eras but was destroyed in 749 AD when an earthquake struck the area.
At the base of Tel Beit, the ruins of this spectacular city, including its streets, stunning baths, theater, and temples, have been reconstructed. She’s a National Park from the Bible.
She’an Nights is a singular multisensory, multimedia event that you should not miss.
It will take around 1.5 hours to go from Tel Aviv to Beit Shean utilizing toll road #6. (117 km). You may go there without utilizing Road #6 as well (using only non-toll roads). It will then take around 1 hour and 40 minutes (116 km).
The distance between Haifa and Beit Shean is shorter, and the normal driving time is one hour (70 km). There are two basic ways to go from Jerusalem to Beit Shean. The shorter route will take you along roads #1 and #90 and will take you 2.5 hours and 131 kilometres. You can take Highway #1 into the center and then use, for instance, Toll Road #6 north if you don’t want to go past the Green line (around Jericho, for example).
It will take a little bit longer to drive (2.5 hours and 159 km). Of course, these times are only estimates and subject to change with traffic.
If you want to use public transportation to move about, you have two choices. To go to Beit Shean, use the train. then take a bus, a cab, or go on a stroll (the distance from the train station to the national park is 3 km). Or you can travel by bus. Numerous websites include bus schedules for all businesses. Among them is Moovit. Additionally, they have a smartphone app. The endpoint is already configured on Moovit, which is accessible via this URL. You may receive the most recent instructions by entering your starting location.
Sunday – Thursday and Saturday: 8:00 – 17:00 (16:00 in winter).
Friday: 8:00 – 16:00 (15:00 in winter).
On holidays eves usually 8:00 – 13:00.
Note: since the pandemic, Israel Nature and Parks Authority has started to limit the number of people in each park. Thus, reservations are recommended through the official site (you can find the link below).