Hamat Gader Israel's largest and oldest Spa Complex
The Greek City of Gadara was built on a spur overlooking the Sea of Galilee and the Yarmuk River. At the bottom of the hill, in the valley of the Yarmuk, on a little peninsula in the river, stood Hamat Gader - the hot springs of Gadara. In the Roman period the hot springs were renowned for their therapeutic qualities and the second-largest bath complex in the entire Roman Empire was built at Hamat Gader. Among the visitors to the baths in ancient times were famous rabbinical figures and prominent Greek philosophers and tutors like Meleager and Philodemus. A synagogue with a beautiful mosaic floor was erected during the Roman Period near the magnificent baths. Gadara and its hot springs were part of the "region of the Decapolis" - an area of Greek cities that Jesus knew well. Here, in the Land of the Gadarenes, and in the region of the Decapolis, Jesus and his disciples traveled many times - healing and teaching.
1. The Location
Hamat Gader is located on the South Eastern part of the Sea of Galilee, at a short distance from Tiberias and its surrounding area.
2. The Park
The Hamat Gader Park spreads over an area of 40 acres of tropical parkland that includes covered outdoor settings, restaurants, lawns, Ancient Roman Baths and the thermo mineral pool area.
Furthermore Hamat Gader boasts one of the largest Crocodile farm in the Middle East with approximately 200 crocodiles of various species.
3. The Central Bath Complex
The thermo mineral water baths include: Spacious pools filled with water containing potent medicinal and curative properties, Jacuzzi beds and chairs, water jets that relieve neck, shoulder and back tension, a luxurious bubble pool and a hot water waterfall.
4. Properties of the Spring Water
The thermo mineral water at Hamat Gader has two important properties; heat and mineral-rich content. The water gushes at a steady temperature of 42 C, 500-700 cubic meters per hour. The water contains sulfur at a concentration of 4.7% as well as other important minerals. It is said, that Bathing in the water contributes to accelerated metabolism, cell renewal and contributes to the relief of joint pains. Due to the large capacity of the hot springs, the water circulates every four hours, ensuring it remains clean and fresh.
5. Well being
Hamat Gader offers a full range of water treatments and massages of various kinds The Spa has 17 treatment rooms with a professional team of masseurs at your disposal. (Special reduced rates for groups)
6. The Hotel
The Spa Village Hotel is a magnificent complex comprising 29 luxurious suits situated around the center of the spa. An intimate setting amid lush greenery, overlooking a magical mountain vista.
Further Hotel Services
'Blue-Bar' - A fine vegetarian-restaurant. Serving the hotel's guests Unlimited use of a state-of-the-art workout gym. Finnish dry sauna and a wet sauna. Fully and professionally equipped conference hall (prior booking available for groups). Fax service Separate VIP parking and Club Car Service.
As -1.5.13 Siam restaurant closed and will open again for winter ...
A fine dinner -style restaurant that serves a variety of offerings: from fresh fish to a selection of fine meats, fresh salads and soups - a delicious celebration of Israeli cuisine. Please call in advance to save your reservation, tel: 04- 6659955 or * 6393
There might be changes in opening days and hours of the restaurants , please call in advance for final check: * 6393
8. Site activity from May to September (1.5-17.9.13):
Sunday through Wednesday :8:30-17: 00
Thursday, Friday :8:30-22: 30
Saturday :8:30-17: 00
Spa Village complex is open every day from 8:30 to 22:30
23.5 Beginning Spa Village area will be open only on Sundays until Tuesday 8:30 to 17:00, the hotel closed And is currently Wed to Saturday 8:30 to 22:30, the hotel is open as usual.
Separate bathrooms for men over for this season - we meet next winter
Separate bathrooms for women takes place on Sundays from 10:30 to 13:30
Telephone ** has updated about the various restaurants operating hours at:* 6393
- Restaurant "hamachvat"- open site days only. To reserve seats, call: 04-6659955/44 or 6393 *
- "Heart of the Park" is open every day of the week
* There may be changes in the days and hours each park restaurants - have to call ahead and make sure phone 6393 *
the treatment center - a fence has to catch up and make reservations, reservations center Spa Village: 6393 * - Parrots performances throughout the week 11:00, 13:00, 15:00 There may be changes. - Petting area all week (except Sunday) 10:00 to 16:00.
Please note: There may be changes in the activities listed above, so please call before visiting and updated Phone inquiries: 04-6659999 or 6393 * Our office is open Sunday - Thursday from 9:00 am to 16:30, Friday 9:00 to 12:30