The National Park Gan HaShelosha offers great possibilities to have a swim and cooling down from the hot surrounding. It is very popular under the local people and during my visit many people were here swimming, BBQing or just enjoying to be outside. Great is its short distance to several other beautiful and interesting National Parks. It was by far the busiest National Park that I visited :)
Sahne is the Arabic name of this place, while Gan Hashlosha is the formal name. Only, nobody really uses the formal name, only the traditional one. The water is naturally warm, about 28 centigrades all year long and the pools are quite deep, about 6 metres at some places. It can be a little crowded on weekends as people come for picnics.
The Gilboa Mountains are right next to Gan Hashlosha. This is a perfect place to come and enjoy the winter and spring flowers. The star flower is the Gilboa Iris which only grows here. They are in bloom around early March. The mountains offer great views od the Jezreel Valley below and if you are into paragliding you can do it here.
This is the upper pool at Gan HaSlosha (it is called Sachne in Arabic and both names are well known in Israel).
The name Gan HaSlosha derives from the fact that the pools are fed from 3 springs, hence the name, Slosha means 3 in Hebrew, Gan means garden, so Gan HaSlosha means literally "The Garden of the Three".
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Favorite thing: Here in the lower pool at Gan HaSlosha you will usually find it quieter, so if you can take your picnic lunch down here. There is a small grotto formed by some boulders in the water and the water is always that beautiful color, sort of like a visual massage for your eyes !!