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Gamla (Israel)

Practical information on Gamla

  • Nature Reserve / Wildlife Observation / Safari
  • Viewpoint
  • Waterfall
  • Archaeological Site
  • Off the beaten track
4 / 5 - One review
How to get there
About 2 and a half hours by road from Tel Aviv
When to go
All year round
Minimum stay
Half a day

Reviews of Gamla

Seasoned Traveller
59 written opinions

Gamla is an archaeological site and nature reserve on the Golan Heights. Whether you are a nature lover or a lover of history, you will enjoy it. 

My suggestion:
As it sits on a rock spur overlooking the sea of Galilee, Gamla is even more beautiful at the end of the day, when the sun sets over Galilee town and lake. 
My review

Gamla is an archaeological site that is revealing the ruins of a town of about 3,000 people from the Roman era. The site is worth visiting for its ancient synagogue, the public mikvah (a ritual Jewish bath), and the walls that protected the town during Roman attacks.

The archaeological site is in a nature reserve. So you can explore the scenery of the Golan Heights, observe the many birds of prey which live there (especially the Griffon Vultures), visit one of the highest waterfalls in the region and also see the site's 700 menhirs which are more than 4,000 years old.

During a trip to Israel, Gamla isn't necessarily an unmissable sight. But on the other hand, if you are going to the north of the country, it's a pleasant place to go.