Hamat Gader ( or literally The Hot Springs on the Fence) (or in its Arabic name El Hama) is a resort location established in the Roman age. Based on four hot mineral water springs, the site provides modern facilities for bathing and a spa. In the site you will find three main pools of water in different temperatures, all fed from fresh natural flowing water. A fully equipped modern spa hotel is located inside the resort and allows high quality service at a higher price.
Don’t miss the ruins of the Roman baths, they are very well preserved and provide a glimpse into the past in the special uncommon black basalt stone. The antique site includes a remainder of the Jewish settlement in the form of a synagogue (but the most beautiful Mosaic was reconstructed in the High court in Jerusalem).
You can also enjoy the site of the Mosque that was renovated lately and get a feeling of the Ottoman and later Syrian rule of the region.
In the complex there is also a Crocodile Farm and a small zoo that are open to visitors.
Don’t miss the view from the road and its impressive switchback bends. The view overlooks the unique topography of the area, which is situated exactly on the border of Jordan, Syria and Israel along the deep and impressive canyon of the River Yarmouk.
Getting to Hamat Gader
From the South of the Sea of Galilee (Kinneret) take road 92 east and when the 92 turns north continue on the 98 east until you pick up the signs for Hamat Gader.