Bet Guvrin – Maresha National Park is at the very heart of the “Land of a Thousand Caves”.

Beit Guvrin is a national park located in the central of Israel encompassing the ruins of Maresha, one of the important towns of Judah during the time of the First Temple, and Beit Guvrin, an important town in the Roman era, when it was known as Eleuthero polis. The site has an amazing lookout point at the top of Tel Maresha with a great view of the southern Judean plains.

Main Points Of Interest

Tel Mresha: A mound identified with the biblical Maresha. The site contains the Maresha Caves, with the spectacular olive presses, cisterns, columbarium caves, and burial caves of the Phoenicians who lived in the city, in which rare wall paintings have been restored.

The northern city complex, with remains form the Roman period, and the remains of a Crusader fortress with a church, dining room, workshops, and underground vaults.

The reconstructed ancient wine press and olive press.