Updated: Oct 2, 2022
A fascinating walk in the remains of an ancient Nabataean city - a vast space, a variety of rooms, arches, courtyards, caves, and all around: the breathtaking views of the Negev.
Avdat National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a stunning hike for the whole family.
Avdat was established in the third century BC as a station in the Negev (the Nabataeans opened ancient B & Bs... 😄).
It was named after the Nabataean king Avdat. Over the years, Avdat became one of the essential stops on the “Spice Road.”
The Nabataeans accepted Christianity, and at the beginning of the 7th century, the city was deserted after an earthquake.
We went from yard to yard between the rooms the arches watched the views of the Nahal Tzin gorge and the surrounding area. The children ran around, entered the caves and made ghostly sounds 🤣 and climbed many stones and walls.
Beauty further intensifies since there is a crazy view of the area towards sunset.
✅Don’t get confused between Avdat national park and Ein Avdat.
✅If you arrive with one car, I believe it is best to start in the upper parking lot, get to the residence area, and then drive to the other side to the bathhouse area. If you come with two cars, you should put one car in the lower parking lot and the other in the upper parking lot, thus saving the walk back.
✅ Because the place is high, it is usually windy. You should bring a hat and not forget to thank me…😄
For more trips in the area press here.