Search
 

 More From Region

 

Tel Aphek

Herod the Great named this fortress, which in Bible times straddled the ancient Via Maris highway, Antipatris after his father

On this Page:

The park setting of the antiquities at this site, which Herod the Great named Antipatris after his father, is perfect for a combined picnic and Bible-study.

East of Tel Aviv, it may be considered off the beaten track site today, but in Bible times it straddled the ancient Via Maris highway and guarded the headwaters of the Yarkon River. 

Ancient cities lie beneath its sixteenth-century fortress, including Aphek, mentioned in Joshua’s conquest (Josh. 12:18). The Israelites later lost the Ark to the Philistines in battle here (1 Sam. 4:1-18).

The view from the fortress walls includes the Yarkon springs and the excavations of the Roman city, built by Herod in 9 BC. Later, Paul was brought here under Roman guard on his way to Caesarea (Acts 23:31). In addition to archaeology and history, the natural world around the springs makes Antipatris-Aphek a prime outdoor classroom for the Israeli schoolchildren visitors enjoy encountering.

 

 Sites & Attractions

 
The park setting of the antiquities at this site, which Herod the Great named Antipatri...
A center for teaching the heritage of the Palmah - pre-state fighting units. The perman...
Planetarium at the Eretz Israel Museum You’ll see an amazing presentation from revolvi...
Museum describing the start of Jewish settlement in the area. The museum is located in ...
Tel Aviv-Jaffa Promenade This bustling promenade extends along the beach between Jaffa...
The Harry Oppenheimer Diamond Museum This museum tell the fascinating story of Israel’...
 

 Accommodations

 
Wingate Institute's Sports Hotel, offers 44 comfortable rooms with different sport faci...
Mini Hotel Galileo,Tel Aviv ,offers 11 rooms and is located close to the Carmel Market,...
The hostel is situated in north Jaffa, in a renovated Arab building, in the heart of ...
Hayarkon 48 Hostel, is located near the beach and the center of town, and offers differ...
Christian Sites