Visit the Hot Springs in Hamat Gader in Israel

Take a look at all you need to know about Hamat Gader hot springs in Israel; including when to visit, pricing options, and various other activities to enjoy.

By Alice Bassett
Kelli Harris
Edited by Kelli Harris

Published January 26, 2022.

The Hamat Gader hot springs are located in Israel, about ten minutes away from the Sea of Galilee. The area in which it can be found is under Israeli control. The ancient hot pools at Hamat Gader are not the only attraction. A crocodile farm, a water slide, restaurants, and spas are also top destinations in the area that will please many visitors.

When Were the Hotsprings Found?

During the Roman occupation, the baths were constructed at Hamat Gader. This was approximately 1,800 years ago during the Roman period in Israel. The Romans discovered the hot water emerging from the springs and built pools to enjoy it. The temperature of the springs sits at around 42 degrees Celcius and is the perfect temperature to unwind and relax.

Best Times to Visit Hamat Gader

While Hamat Gader is generally pleasant all year round, it is important to note that the temperatures in summer can become extremely hot. It is best to visit Hamat Gader in winter to ensure a more enjoyable experience of the hot springs.

If the temperature doesn't bother you as much as a crowd would, we suggest planning your trip during the off-season for tourism. Consider visiting during Spring or Fall, as tourism is at its slowest during these months due to the weather and the Hamat Gader spa village and other hotels may be more affordably priced. Avoid June to August, as these are the popular tourist months in Israel.

Hamat Gader Hours

Saturday to Wednesday: 08:30 - 17:00 Thursday and Friday: 08:30 - 22:00

Hamat Gader Prices

Sunday to Wednesday: 90 NIS Thursday to Saturday: 100 NIS On a holiday/ The night before a holiday: 100 NIS

Please note that Hamat Gader requires prior booking to secure your entry.