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Ashkelon national park, Ashkelon

(4.2/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web)
Hugging the Mediterranean shore and surrounded by the remains of a medieval wall, Ashkelon national park boasts diverse archeological findings, such as the largest ancient pet cemetery. The park bears traces of many civilizations, including Philistine, Greco-Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman. Visit the remains of a Roman basilica and walk among marble columns and statues of deities, and see the world's oldest arched gate dating back to the Bronze Age. The park offers hiking and biking opportunities, many shaded picnic spots, green lawns for playing sports, and beach views. To visit Ashkelon national park on your trip to Ashkelon, use our Ashkelon itinerary maker.
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  • Good place to take kids. Lots of room to run around as well as play areas. Not sure what makes it a National park! 
  • From pluses: was prepared on a place for barbecues, water and tables. Plenty of shady places under large trees, and enough seats in the Sun, the western part of the Park is bordered by the sea, there's direct access to the beach. By cons: 1. for visitors by car, not residents of Ashkelon, with each person in the car is 20 NIS. For residents of Ashkelon 20 NIS with all machines. 2. Bljuditeli the order are not allowed to listen to music from the car-they say it scares the animals ... (even when not playing loud), threaten to fine. Although in addition to hundreds of crows, three pobugaev and a pair of cats, other animals have not seen. 3. the Park has the closing hours, i.e. after 20 or 9:00 pm in the car did not enter and do not leave.
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  • Great place,clean, tidy, close to the beautiful beach,benches out all over to eat at and stepped in history,ample parking 
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  • Great place for camping... Access to the sea, public bathrooms and showers. Plugin electricity available to charge smartphones. Plenty of space for tents.
  • Ashqelon National Park is a beautiful and well groomed Archaeological Park overlooking the coast of the Mediterranean inside you can see the World's oldest Hittite City Gate, enjoy a large BBQ plaza and visit a variety of Archaeological sites from the City's Ancient History there's even the ruins of a Templar age Basilica named "Santa Maria Viridis".
  • great park, you can get there for a walking, running, cycling or any other sport activity. there is access to the southern beach from the park. no problems with the parking .
  • National archeology historical place. Great view. Clean spacious picnic areas.
  • The place where legend says from Bible Shimshon where put into the jail and then he ruined all around and killed his enemies. There is a place for making bbq and even stay overnight in the tent. But for all you have to pay. Even for entrance into the park. GREAT place for family