Flora & Fauna
The Golan is one of the least visited and known
regions of Israel. This Web Guide seeks to help
you discover the secrets of this beautiful and
serene landscape, whose hills and cliff faces are
replete with natural and historical sites.
For the nature lover the Golan has much to offer.
Here, in this untamed land, flora and fauna from
different habitats come together in a unique and
Here you'll find wolves and gazelles, squirrels
and coneys and much, much more.
For the history buff, the Golan is a region of
endless fascination ' Prehistoric sites and megalithic
edifices, whose purpose remains a mystery, are
dotted through the hills and valleys; Hellenistic
towns, Roman fortresses and Crusader castles
stand guard over the roads and ancient highways
of the Golan.
For the pilgrim the Golan is the place where
Jesus sought his last moments of peace before
embarking on his final journey to Jerusalem.
Three of the disciples were born on the Golan,
the miracle of the Gadarene Swine took place here
as did the healing of the blind man, the second
miracle of the loaves and the fishes and the
transfiguration. It was here, too, that Jesus
bestowed on Peter the stewardship of the kingdom
Over the past few years a range of attractive
accommodations have opened on the Golan, from
rustic bed and breakfast facilities to exclusive
guesthouses and hotels. Hiking trails, parks,
picnic sites and cycle paths await the visitor,
affording a range of exciting touring
We very much hope that this guide will help you
plan and enjoy your trip to the Golan and look
forward to hosting you here.