Mata trip planner

Create a fully customized
day by day itinerary for free

Berlin Itinerary Planner

+ Add destination
2 adults
- +
- +
- +
Trip Planner Asia  /  Israel  /  Jerusalem District  /  Mata


Wine Tours & Tastings
Mata is a moshav in central Israel. Located in the Jerusalem corridor near Beit Shemesh, it falls under the jurisdiction of Mateh Yehuda Regional Council. In it had a population of.Etymology"The name mata is also hinted at in Ezekiel ": I will provide for them a grove.HistoryThe village was established in 1950 by immigrants from Yemen on land which had formerly belonged to the depopulated Arab village of Allar. After two Yemenite Jews were murdered by local Arabs, the Yemenite community eventually moved to more populated areas of Petah Tikva and Karkur. The founders were later joined by more immigrants from Morocco. Tobacco was once grown there by the early residents, but this has been replaced by grape vineyards.ArchaeologyAlong the old Roman Road are the ruins of a travelers' inn and livery stable, now called "khanut" . It was described by Edward Robinson in 1838, in his Biblical Researches in Palestine. A mosaic floor with Greek writing of a Byzantine type can still be seen in the remains of the structure, believed to have been used as a church.In the 12th century, a rural monastery was established there by the Crusaders consisting of several barrel-vaulted buildings, an enclosure wall and a chapel. British archaeologist Denys Pringle proposed that the complex was a Cistercian house called "Saluatio" established in 1169.
Use our Israel trip planner to arrange your visit to Mata and any other destinations in Israel that take your fancy.
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Mata

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Mata

Wine Tour / Tasting
Nevo Winery
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Mata

World heritage site
Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park Kiryat Gat
Duration: 8 hours
Theme Park
Mini Israel Latrun
Duration: 2h 30 min
Wildlife Area
Stalactite Cave Nature Reserve Beit Shemesh
Duration: 1h 30 min
Military Museum
Yad la-Shiryon Latrun Latrun
Duration: 2 hours

Places to visit with Mata