Zippori National Park
Zippori National Park
4.5
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Ellen G
Plainview, NY175 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
I am mobility impaired, and visiting this park was somewhat of a hardship because despite the claim that it is partially accessible, it was very difficult to get around, and I was only able to do so because my husband pushed my mobility scooter, and I was able to walk a flight of stairs to see the most beautiful mosaics. However, the mosaics are magnificant, and worth the difficulty I encountered to see them, and the rest of the site is well preserved and provides an outstanding example of life 1500 years ago. If you are only going to one national park, choose this one.
Written 22 November 2022
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Sofi NS
Athens, Greece22,840 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
It took us 4 hrs and 12.000 steps to complete the tpur of the archeologocal site.
First parking lot has no toilets or amenities. From there you can visit the reservoir and the aquadact.
Make sure you get water with you and a torch, as the latter is a pitch black narrow corridor of about 200m.
There is a go-no-go replica of the most narrow part in the surface before your descent where you can try whether you fit or not in the passage. Don't take it lightly as there is some tight squeeze and twisting before you emerge.
Then you drive to the city remnants (roman era) where you have tolilets, a gift shop and pic nic benches.
It takes quite a walking there but you get rewarded by the incredible mosaic floors.
The medieval fortress at the top of the hill offers a fantastic view of the area.
Tip for the National park: correct your signs at the reservoir to read "cubic meters" for the volume.
Written 29 October 2021
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IlyaNJ
Marlboro, NJ991 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Among the best NPs in Israel, Zippori (also spelled Tzippori or Tsippori in different contexts) is famous for its Byzantine mosaics. Dionysius House, Nile House, and the Ancient Synagogue are full of those, while the Fortress gives fantastic 360-degree views over surrounding valleys. Several air-conditioned spaces offer respite from the heat if you visit in summer.
Written 12 September 2022
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kemeny1055
Des Moines, IA73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
This is most likely the place Jesus worked alongside His father Joseph, as a carpenter. The mosaics are stunning, absolutely astounding.
The view of the trail from Galilee to Zippori that Jesus would have walked to work is amazing to envision.
Written 7 January 2020
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JFC77
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
We are so happy that we visited Zippori National Park. It was fascinating, well maintained and gave us a real glimpse of what this Judeo/Roman town must of been like 2,000 years ago. We started out at the visitor’s kiosk where there were bathrooms and a gift shop that sold water (a must!) and featured a short, well done movie explaining the history of Zippori. The park guide there told we could hike the entire excavation or take our car down the road and start our visit from another point. We chose to do this as it was already noon when we arrived and the sun was very strong. We visited the ancient synagogue ( which also featured a short film), the amphitheater and the Cardo which was the main shopping drag in ancient times. Lots of extremely well preserved mosaic floors. The underground water cisterns were closed the day we visited. We drove back to the visitors’ center where we enjoyed a picnic lunch overlooking the Galil. We were so happy that we stopped at Zippori.
Written 17 July 2022
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Dan Maarek
Tel Aviv, Israel16,000 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
This site is definitely worth your time if you're in the region.
If you like history and archeology then, there's no question and you should make time for it.
It shows some of the most beautiful mosaics in Israel.
I have attached several pictures, hoping to convince you to visit this site.
One last recommendation, try avoiding visiting it during the vacation and Hagim (Israeli religious feasts) as the site might be quite crowded.
Written 18 September 2022
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Amir Solenchyk
Kefar Sava, Israel31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
A day trip made in 4x4 vehicle. Starting from Ras Ali in the west and traveling along the blue line to the east. The stream is very nice, many possible stops and spots to stop by. You can park your car aside the monastery, take a hike in the area, continue to the spring (Ein Yavka) to bath there. Endless places to stop and picnic by the stream in the shaded areas under the trees. Nice experience for family. It is possible to hike aside the stream on a paved route.
Written 6 April 2023
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Yifat R
Tel Aviv, Israel29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Very interesting, rich archaeological findings. Buy the "young ranger" booklet for 10 NIS. You'll get some nice educational activities and a "ranger badge" for the kid. We learned a lot. Bring a flashlight for the "aqua" tunnels. You will very much enjoy your visit.
Written 3 January 2020
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Journeyer
Miami Beach, FL1,384 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2012 • Couples
We spent 3 – 4 hours here exploring the ancient water system (so much fun and interesting!), walking through the ancient city of Zippori, seeing the mosaics and exploring the site. We thoroughly enjoyed it.

Tips for visiting Zippori that we wish we knew in advance:
• Bring a picnic lunch. There is a café but you can only get cold drinks and ice cream.
• At the Entrance Gate, be sure to get a copy of the park brochure.
• Yes, definitely do the ancient water reservoir area including the two walks in through the tunnels before visiting the main site. Bring a flashlight or have a flashlight app on your smartphone. This area is just inside the Entrance Gate. There is a parking lot just to your left. The first walk is through the Shaft Tunnel and is completely dark. The second walk has plenty of light.
• First walk in the reservoir area: The entrance is at shaft 4 and you walk underground to the exit at shaft 6. There is a Go/No Go sign with a gage that shows the narrowest and lowest part of the tunnel. The rest of the tunnel is higher and you can pass through most of it upright or bending over slightly. You can test yourself at this signpost before entering the tunnel. Why go? It’s fun! The tunnel is part of the ancient water reservoir and tunnel system that regulated the flow of water into Zippori; the tunnels are now dry.
• The second walk in this area of Zippori, is another section of the ancient water reservoir and it is very deep and airy. A great contrast to the close quarters of the underground water channel.
• After seeing the reservoir area, drive to the Entrance Pavilion. You can pick up cold drinks and have a bathroom break. Next to the Entrance Pavilion there are large olive trees that provide shade over the picnic tables. It’s a pleasant spot to rest and snack.
• Then proceed to the hill of Zippori and the remains of the ancient city. The park brochure will detail a good walking route.

Enjoy!

Photos can be seen here: http://www.margieswebgallery.com/galleries/Israel2012/Israelday7/
Written 7 July 2012
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YitzchakM
Or Yehuda, Israel1,141 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
Tzipori National Park is a majestic ancient hilltop city full of history of Romans and Jews and Christians all living together in a paradise-looking setting (the Lower Galilee) that makes one wonder if this a corner of the Garden of Eden. For a long time after the destruction of Jerusalem and the Holy Temple, Tzipori served as the seat of the Sandhedrin – Judaism’s Supreme Court. The most notable feature here, other than the fantastic views of the surrounding mountains, is the mosaic floors found in almost every building. Utterly fascinating and beautiful! That they have survived 2,000 years of conquest and destruction is a miracle unto itself. On the peak of the hill there is a spectacular ancient house with spectacular mosaics including the “Mona Lisa of the Galilee”. The house itself is built on the ruins of a medieval crusader fortress. Tzipori is perched on top of one of the higher peaks in the Lower Galilee and affords such a commanding (and awesomely beautiful) view that in ancient times whoever controlled this mountaintop controlled the east-west trade route between Tiberius and Acre. Because the ancient city is a national park, there is an admission fee (27 ILS), but unlike MANY of the national parks in this country which are definitely NOT worth the entry fee (like Aqua Bella/Ein Hemed national park OR the Apollonia National Park) – this park IS well worth the price. MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO GET HERE, and see and feel the awe-inspiring history, views and mosaics!
Written 12 April 2018
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