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Afula is medium-sized town in the Galilee region of northern Israel. It is the largest city in the Jezreel Valley and the capital of that region.


Get in[edit]

By bus or by taxi

you can use egged buses from Tel Aviv (825), Haifa (301), Jerusalem (953) and Tiberias (541, 840)[1]. From other cities in the valley (Migdal Ha'emek, Bet Shean, Nazareth) you can get to Afula by Superbus buses [2] or by sherut (shared) taxis. Sherut taxis also available from Tel-Aviv, Haifa and Tiberias. Note that buses departing from Afula to bigger cities stops at 22:00.

Get around[edit]



Givaat Ha'more - "the hill of the instructor" - one of the mountains surrounding Jezreel Valley. Nice place for easy hike. It's highly recommended to go all the way up to the mountain viewpoint in order to watch the beautiful landscape from above.You can go up with Kavim buses from Afula (Lines 3, 14, 2 bus ticket costs 4.40 ILS for a single ride ticket or 6.70 ILS for a ticket for the whole day. For the second option - a purchase of Rav Kav card from one of the central bus stations across the country in advanced is required) Click here for more information about Givaat Hamore

Daily tours - You can go out of Afula for daily tours in Tel Meggido (archeological site. 10 minutes drive), Mount Tabor (Holy place for Christians. 10 minutes drive) and many others.

Hall of Culture (Hei'hal Ha'Tarbut) - Located in the center of the city. Here you can watch theater shows, opera and films.

The Art Gallery - Located in the center of the city, in the same building as the hall of culture. here you can enjoy the works of the local artists.[3]


G - BA'EMEK (AKA Ha'Mitham) - is a large shopping center located near the road from down town Afula to Givaat Ha'more. To get there you can use all of the busses from Afula to Givaat Ha'more or to Afula Elite (Upper Afula) - 10, 3, 2, 9, 14 and 13 (Bus ticket costs 3.80 NIS or 5.80 NIS for all day). In this large and modern shopping center you will find Cafes, restaurants, clothing shops and many other shops.


  •   Falafel Golani (Located in the center of the city, in Ha'Nasi St. (opposite to the police station)). Locals say this is the best falafel in the middle east. Near Falafel Golani you will be able to find many other falafel and kebab shops such as Falafel Ha'Nasi, Baguette Nir and Shawuarma Al'Fasi as well as few bakeries and pizzerias
  • Spoons - coffee shop. Located at the center of the city, Near Karmel Hotel. [4]
  •   HaTzarfatia HaKtana (The Little Frenchwoman), address: 5 Shprintsak St, Afula +972-4-6526516. a caf'e and restaurant in Afula, open since 1991. HaTzarfatia HaKtana has been managed for the last 12 years by Tami and Dganit, who have turned it into a well known spot in the Afula area. This is a place to celebrate birthdays, weddings, other specials events, and of course, a place to come spoil yourself any day of the week.
  • 'Aroma Espresso Bar - There are two branches of this chain in Afula. One is at the center of the city by the end of Arlosoroff Boulevard (Near the city hall), the second is located inside the G-Ba'Emek open mall (on the road from Afula to Tiberias).More information about Aroma Esspreso Bar. Also inside G-Ba'Emek you will find branches of BBB Burgers Bar, Cafe Greg and other coffee shops and restaurants.




Stay safe[edit]

Medical Services

  •   Ha'emek medical cente. one of the biggest and advanced hospitals in the country is located in Afula, on the main road to Givaat Ha'More and Tiberias (5 minutes drive from the center of the city)

Go next[edit]

Routes through Afula
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