Hermon Stream (Banias) Nature Reserve

Springs area

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Meet Hermon Stream (Banias) Nature Reserve – Springs area

History, heritage and nature

The Banias Springs are located in the Hermon (Banias) Stream Nature Reserve, together with unique remains of human heritage.

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Reserving your visit through the reservation system ensures a spot on the date and time you’ve requested; you’ll also receive relevant updates for your planned visit.

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Please note: Entering the water is prohibited due to flora and fauna conservation and safety concerns.


Main points of interest

  • The Shrine and Cave of Pan – close to the Banyas spring a broad pathway of steps ascends to the Cave of Pan. The five niches cut into the cliff next to the cave are the remains of the shrine of the Greek god Pan, for which the place is named – Panyas (in Arabic – Banyas). At the front of the cave there are the remains of a temple built by King Herod to the god Pan.
  • The Matruf Flour Mill – this is an active flour mill which still serves the villagers of Mas’ada and En Kiniya, and there are other ruined flour mills along the stream (the Um Ra’i mill near Nahal Sa’ar, and the Al-Mahadeh and Sab’ah mills near the waterfall), with Roman and Crusader architectural remains.
  • waterfall and hanging trail area

Hermon Stream (Banias) Nature Reserve – Springs area

Useful Information
Opening Hours

                                        Entrance to the park closes one hour before cited closing time                                    
Summer hours: Sunday–Thursday and Saturday: 17:00 - 08:00 Friday and holiday eves: 16:00 - 08:00 Winter hours: Sunday–Thursday and Saturday: 16:00 - 08:00 Friday and holiday eves: 15:00 - 08:00 Holiday eves: 13:00 - 08:00 Yom Kippur eve: 13:00 - 08:00

Entry will be permitted only upon showing confirmation of reservation and only at the time shown

Contact us
Phone: ‎ 04-6902577 Springs, ‎04-6950272 waterfall and hanging trail Fax: ‎04-6904066 Springs, 04-6950272 waterfall and hanging trail Instagram of Nature and Parks Authority
Entrance For Dogs

No entrance to dogs, except service dogs


In the area of the springs the following elements are accessible: parking, visitor service center, archeological display, toilets, paved trails and small bridges as far as the springs, shaded picnic areas and a faucet, benches, railings on steps, directional and informational signage. Near the visitor service center is an archaeological display as an accessible alternative to visiting the antiquities.

The antiquities area is as accessible as possible, considering the topography: The paths consist of compacted bedding along the existing ground. Where possible, railings have been installed at steps. Near the temples and the palace of Agrippa II is an illustrated informational sign. In the area of the temple there are voice guides for independent use.

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Getting there

From Road 99, from Kiryat Shmona or Mas’adeh, about 15 minutes.

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Entrance fees
Type Fee
Adult ₪ 28.00
Child ₪ 14.00
Adult in group ₪ 24.00
Child in group ₪ 12.00
Student ₪ 24.00
Israeli senior citizen ₪ 14.00

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