Beth Shean

Beth Shean (also spelt Beth Shan, Bet Shean, Bet She'an, etc.) is a large town in the Galilee region of northern Israel. Located in the Beth Shean Valley, part of the northern Jordan Valley, Beth Shean lies completely below sea level.


Beth Shean is the regional center of Beth Shean Valley. It has been inhabited since biblical times (there are several instances where it is mentioned in the Bible). Today there are several archeological sites from different time periods.

Get in

BY BUS: To get in from most cities by bus you will probably have to go to Afula first.

From Jerusalem: 961(egged) bus from the central bus station. 41 shekel. About 2 hours.


There is a Flea Market on Wednesdays which has many nice fruits and vegetables. It also has a small selection of cheap clothes.


Smoke Hooker/Nagilah (water pipe with flavored tobacco) Your bound to see old men or young teenagers in Beit Shean relaxing while smoking Nagilah, Why not join the fun? You can rent one from many small shops for around 10 sheqel. They will set it up for you with the coal and tobacco, all you have to do is breathe in, fell the flavor and remember its one of the few things that both young adults and old men enjoy doing.

Go next

Routes through Beth Shean

Eilat Jericho  S  N  Belvoir Castle Tiberias

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