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Afula [1] is medium-sized town in the Galilee region of northern Israel. It is the largest city in the Jezreel Valley and the capital of that region.


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By bus or by taxi

you can use egged buses from Tel Aviv (842, 841), Haifa (301), Jerusalem (962, 963) and Tiberias (835, 841, 962, 830)[2]. From other cities in the the valley (Migdal Ha'emek, Bet Shean, Nazareth) you can get to afula by SuperBus[3] buses or by sherut (shared) taxis. Sherut taxis also available from Tel-Aviv, Haifa and Tiberias. Note that buses departing from Afula to bigger cities stops at 22:00.

By train

You can also get to Afula from Haifa by train[4] via the Atlit - Beit She'an railway line.The line goes through several stations including 4 in Haifa which are Hof Carmel, Bat Galim, Haifa Center - HaShmona and Merkazit HaMifrats. A single ride ticket cost for an ordinary passenger might cost up to 23.00₪ depending on the starting station. You can get from the railway station to the town via SuperBus[5] lines 15 and 16.

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Givaat Ha'more - "the hill of the instructor" - one of the mountains surrounding Jezreel Valley. Nice place for easy hike. It's highly recommended to go all the way up to the mountain viewpoint in order to watch the beautiful landscape from above.You can go up with SuperBus buses from Afula (Lines 3, 14, 2 which starts from the town's central station. a single ride ticket costs ₪3.80).

Daily tours - You can go out of Afula for daily tours in Tel Meggido (archeological site. 10 minutes drive), Mount Tabor (Holy place for Christians. 10 minutes drive) and many others.

Hall of Culture (Hei'hal Ha'Tarbut) - Located in the center of the city. Here you can watch theater shows, opera and films.

The Art Gallery - Located in the center of the city, in the same building as the hall of culture. here you can enjoy the works of the local artists.[6]

G - BA'EMEK (AKA Ha'Mitham) - is a large shopping center located near the road from down town Afula to Givaat Ha'more. To get there you can use all of the buses from Afula to Givaat Ha'more or to Afula Elite (Upper Afula) - 10, 3, 2, 9, 14 and 13 (Bus ticket costs ₪3.80 or ₪5.80 for all day). In this large and modern shopping center you will find Cafes, restaurants, clothing shops and many other shops.

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Falafel Golani - Locals say this is the best falafel in the middle east. Located in the center of the city, in Ha'Nasi St. (opposite to the police station). Near Falafel Golani you will be able to find many other falafel and kebab shops such as Falafel Ha'Nasi, Baguette Nir and Shawuarma Al'Fasi as well as few bakeries and pizzerias.

Spoons - coffee shop. Located in the center of the city, Near Karmel Hotel. [7]

HaTzarfatia HaKtana (The Little Frenchwoman) - a caf'e and restaurant in Afula, open since 1991. HaTzarfatia HaKtana has been managed for the last 12 years by Tami and Dganit, who have turned it into a well known spot in the Afula area. This is a place to celebrate birthdays, weddings, other specials events, and of course, a place to come spoil yourself any day of the week. address: 5 Shprintsak St, Afula. Phone: +972-4-6526516 [8]

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Malon Karmel (Karmel Hotel) - located in the center of the city. Phone: +972 -4- 6522106. address: 7 Zalman Hoz st, Afula.

Mount Tabor Inn - located near Mount Tabor, 10 minutes drive from Afula. Phone: : +972-4-6772899 E-mail: [email protected] [9]

Malon Nof Tavor (Nof Tavor Hotel) - 5 minutes drive from afula. Phone: +972-4-6408000 E-Mail:[email protected] [10]


Stay safe[edit]

Medical Services

Ha'emek medical center - one of the biggest and advanced hospitals in the country is located in Afula, on the main road to Givaat Ha'More and Tiberias (5 minutes drive from the center of the city). [11]

Get out[edit]

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