Kursi National Park preserves the impressive remains of a monastery and a church from the Byzantine Period. According to the Christian tradition, this was the site of the “Miracle of the Swine” that is mentioned in the New Testament.
At the site, you can see the impressive archaeological remains, a mosaic floor, and an outstanding view of the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) and the cliffs of the Golan.
The paths are paved, and accessible to wheelchairs and strollers, and one can visit here in the winter, too (without getting dirty).
Public transportation: There are public busses that reach Kursi Junction. For details, see the Golan Public Transportation website at www.golan.org.il/bus.
During winter months: Daily from 8:00 to 16:00, Fridays and Holiday Eves from 8:00 to 15:00.
Daylight Savings Time: Daily from 8:00 to 17:00, Fridays and Holiday Eves from 8:00 to 16:00.
Golan Touring and Safety Rules:
*In the Golan, it is expressly forbidden to cross fences or walk off the path; in some areas there are minefields nearby.
*No entrance to military training areas or firing zones.
*The only places where one can cross a cattle fence is where there is a designated cattle gate in the fence. In this case, close the gate behind you.
*No climbing or cutting of fences.
*Be careful when crossing or walking on streets.
*Overnight camping in designated camping sites only!
*Do not burn toilet paper! Do not light a campfire under trees. Do not leave a campfire unattended.
*Make sure you carry out your trash, and keep the countryside clean!