Hotspots & Attractions
Explore the Sea of Galilee and the surrounding area
What a stunning nature around! The breathtaking views of the Golan Heights and the Sea of Galilee make you want to move your feet (or your car), to walk and breathe the air of the peaks, to wash your eyes with stunning blooms, and to visit historical sites and nature reserves. Where will you go today? We have gathered some ideas for you to experience. Where will you travel today? We gathered some ideas for experiences.
The Banias Nature Reserve contains an abundance of natural and historical beauty. These include the ruins of ancient cities and the roaring Banias Waterfall – the biggest waterfall in Israel, cascading with tremendous force from a height of 10 meters into a beautiful pool surrounded by lush vegetation. The wooden balcony promises a great view of the waterfall (and a good chance to get wet!). This is the perfect location to spend a family day walking the trails, exploring the ruins, and picnicking in the lush green woodlands, in all seasons. Open on Saturday . . .
Jordan Park extends over an area of around 1,000 dunam (approx. 250 acres) to the northeast of the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee), adjacent to the eastern channel of the Jordan River. . This beautiful nature park is perfect for families with comfortable and accessible walking and cycling trails running along the banks of the Jordan, shaded by willow trees and aquatic vegetation. Visits are suitable in all seasons and the Park is open 24/7 from March to October. . .
The Majrase Nature Reserve is a unique meeting point, draining the delta formed by a number of the major streams of the Golan on their way to the Sea of Galilee. The steep slopes descending into the delta, combined with the flowing water, make this reserve an exceptional natural treasure that preserves a variety of animals and habitats. During the summer, the reserve offers a wonderful setting, while in the winter it provides a breathtaking setting due to the strong currents created by the cold climate. Featuring an accessible path, the route is circular and suitable for children. . .
Mount Bental offers a fantastic panoramic view of the Golan and Mt. Hermon (as well as Syria and Lebanon) on a clear day. Rising to a height of 1,165 meters above sea level, Mount Bental is a dormant volcano that is part of the Golan Heights volcanic line – a chain of dormant volcanoes that stretches along the border between Israel and Syria. During the period of the volcanic eruptions in the Golan, a violent eruption carried the western slope of the mountain down towards the west. Suitable for all seasons, the route includes an observation deck and is suitable for groups and families. . .
A unique combination of natural beauty and landscape, as well as a fascinating story of human history. The Gamla Nature Reserve is a magical place where birds of prey and archaeological ruins of the ancient city of Gamla lie, a testament to the city's heroism and a home to the oldest synagogue in the world. The Reserve has a circular route that is accessible to people with disabilities and is suitable for people with infants in strollers.
The Meshushim Stream in the Yehudiya Forest Nature Reserve offers visitors breathtaking views of deep basalt canyons with pools and bubbling cascades, fascinating geological phenomena, and flower-filled meadows. One of the highlights of the reserve is the amazing water pool surrounded by impressive basalt stones. There are a variety of walking routes available, including a circular route, a route with water, and a disability accessible route. .
Nimrod Fortress, lying at the foot of Mt. Hermon, is the largest castle remaining in Israel from the Middle Ages. The fortress stands about 760 meters high, surrounded by steep cliffs, and dominates one of the most strategic points along the road linking the Hula Valley with Syria. The fortress offers spectacular views of the north from every tower.