Info: Gilboa Mountain

Mount Gilboa is part of the eastern corridor of the Lower Galilee area that lies between the Jezreel Valley, and the Jordan Valley. Considered one of the most spectacular regions of Galilee. It is also the place where King Saul and his sons, Jonathan, Abinadab and Malchishua died after a battle with the Philistines (Samuel 31: 2-7 ). This moving account is present in the names of some of the communities and peaks that make up this mountain range.

The views from Gilboa allow you to see many attractions, including Mount Moreh, Tel Jezreel and the national parks of Ein Harod (where Gideon chose his soldiers) (Judges 7: 4), Beit Alpha (with its ancient synagogue mosaic) and Beit Shean, one of the most significant biblical sites of the country, which include Roman and Byzantine ruins. Also in this area is Sachne National Park, with a hot spring where you can bathe.

You will find that the Mount Gilboa scenic drive on Highway 667 south of Beth Shean, magnificent views in all directions, forests, picnic areas and walking routes.
During winter days you can see more clearly the views from the mountain, but the biggest attraction in the months of March and April are the flowers, which have become the logo of the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel.

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