Kursi National Park
Israel's Byzantine Legacy
Meet Kursi (Gerassa) National Park
Unearth Sacred Legends, Revel in Byzantine Grandeur
Perched on the eastern shores of the tranquil Sea of Galilee, Kursi (Gerassa) National Park stands as a testament to Israel’s profound Byzantine legacy. Renowned for its monastery and church ruins, this sacred ground holds a special place in the heart of Christian tradition. As the believed site of the Miracle of the Swine, Kursi beckons pilgrims, historians, and curious travelers alike to delve into its ancient tales and marvel at its archaeological wonders.
Situated along the eastern shores of the Sea of Galilee, Kursi (Gerassa) National Park is a historical treasure trove. Renowned for its impressive remains of a monastery and church from the Byzantine period, the park holds special significance in Christian tradition as the site of the Miracle of the Swine mentioned in the New Testament.
Kursi (Gerassa) National ParkUseful Information
Entrance to the park closes one hour before cited closing timeSummer 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
Turn east at Kursi junction on Road 92 (eastern shore of the Sea of Galilee), 5 km north of En Gev, and continue around 50 m to the sign-posted turnoff to the site.
Reserving a visit to Kursi (Gerassa) National Park
|Adult in group||₪ 13.00|
|Child in group||₪ 6.00|
|Israeli senior citizen||₪ 7.00|