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Banias Waterfall

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Address: Ein Panias (Banias) | Rout 99, Qiryat Shemona, Israel
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Pretty setting and interesting ancient cliff carvings

This was a short stop on a small-group tour. Lovely natural setting with a short, easy walk to several temples carved into a tall cliff.

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a short stop on a small-group tour. Lovely natural setting with a short, easy walk to several temples carved into a tall cliff.

Thank ScandiScot
Jerusalem District, Israel
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked down to the Syrian tank from the Hermon field school with kids aged 4, 7 and 8. It was about 20 minutes in the sun and then another 15 down in the shade. Once we got to the bottom it was absolutely an amazing site! Gorgeous river, freezing water- not really for swimming but refreshing to take a... More 

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Reviewed April 10, 2017

fairly easy walk - worth the longer trail. The water is awesome, sound and sight. Saw lots of wildflowers as well (late march). Good amount of shade. We visited the Springs first.

Thank RandiFayeC
Enschede, The Netherlands
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Reviewed April 1, 2017

Beautiful walk in an exceptional part of Israel. The falls are magnificent. There is a combination ticket with the springs. But it was spring (and maybe in fall too) closing time is 15.00. So when you want to spend a couple of hours here; start early.

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Reviewed March 24, 2017 via mobile

Great nature, very recommended 45 min of walking. In this period of time the river is full of water.

Thank Moran K
Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed March 1, 2017

The beauty, integrity and peace of Banias Spring fills you with serenity and appreciation of history. Banias is the site of the beginning of the Jordan River. How extraordinary to actually see this river of such meaning to peoples of so many religions. One person collected the "holy water" of this spring to bring back. At the top of the... More 

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Reviewed January 27, 2017 via mobile

Worth a few minutes stop when driving up the Golan heights or descending from it. Especially in winter time. The waterfall is not big but strong and there aren't really many waterfalls in israel. The local Druze villagers try to sell you real Syrian olives and olive oil. No need to fall for it. The border between israel and Syria... More 

Thank Shalgk
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile

Came here on a Friday afternoon and really loved it. We paid 28.00 NIS per adult (students pay 24.00 NIS / children & Israeli Senior Citizens 14.00 NIS / larger groups pay less). They open between 08:00-15:00. The reserve is split into two parts (you can walk between the two (60-90 minutes each way). THE TICKETS ARE VALID FOR BOTH... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

A lovely spot in the golan heights Beware during Jewish holidays it can be very busy and unfortunately quite messy with rubbish. Well worth visiting

Thank aellituv
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Reviewed November 3, 2016

Hermon springs emerges at the foot of Mount Hermon (2814m). The place is unique - you can see ruins of ancient city of Banias, where there are ruins of Pan Temple, Agrippa II palace and some other interesting things. Along of springs there are 4 trials, biggest is to waterfall (65min.). The water in the springs is very clear and... More 

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