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The Golan Heights

The Golan Heights

Golan Heights travel guide

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 natural setting.

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 of God.

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 possibilities

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.

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Sea of Galilee - a picturesque lake, Israel's largest fresh water lake

Sea of Galilee - a picturesque lake, Israel's largest fresh water lake

Located east of Lower Galilee and west of the Golan Heights, the Sea of Galilee is a picturesque lake. Israel's largest fresh water lake, the Sea of Galilee is the largest source of water for drinking and irrigation in Israel (about 25% of its water consumption is derived from it). There are dozens of regulated bathing beaches along the shores of the Sea of Galilee, which is fed by the Jordan River and other streams.  Despite the relevant law, few beaches are open to the public free of charge, and some offer challenging activities like boating, jet skiing, and water skiing.  As part of the Christian faith, Jesus performed various miracles at the Sea of Galilee, such as walking on water and multiplying five loaves of bread and two fish for thousands of believers.  In addition, the Sea of Galilee is a popular tourist destination for Christian pilgrims because the Jordan River exits the Sea of Galilee there where Jesus was baptized. Itineraries Jesus Trail Expanded encyclopedic entry on Wikipedia A 65-kilometer road in the Lower Galilee and in the Land of Kinneret. The path starts in Nazareth and ends in Capernaum and passes through the holy sites of Christianity. editing Kinneret Circular Trail - a trail initiated by the Society for the Protection of Nature, which allows an orderly and free walk around Lake Kinneret. The trail is marked with white-purple-white trail markings. As of 2010, approximately 30 kilometers of trails have been prepared around the lake, the total circumference of which reaches approximately 60 kilometers. Annual events and festivals Below are the most prominent annual events in the Kinneret region: Kinneret swimming event - Every year, in the autumn season, a popular swimming event called Sea of Galilee takes place in Kinneret. The name Sachiha is a little misleading, since it is a 1.5, 6, and 3.5 km long swim (up to 4.2 km, depending on the level) and not the crossing of the lake in its entirety. The Sea of Galilee is the largest popular swimming event in Israel. Kinneret Marathon - Once a year in January the Kinneret Marathon takes place. Its route from Tiberias to near Kibbutz Ein Gav and back. Once a year there is also a circumnavigation of the Sea of Galilee by bicycle.

Golani Distillery - The Golan Heights Israel

Golani Distillery - The Golan Heights Israel

Established in 2014, this family-owned and operated craft distillery is dedicated to sharing their passion for fine spirits by creating the finest whiskey, continually improving and pushing boundaries. With a blend of local and imported grains, spring and well water, and the finest casks available, Golani Distillery produces their whiskies from grain to bottle. Arak, Gin, and Absinthe are all created from beet/cane sugar alcohol and with only the best botanicals grown locally and imported, selected by a master distiller. Golani Distillery, 18 St, Qatsrin +972-533394787 +972-543843069

Golan - Fast Facts

Golan - Fast Facts

Area........................................1,158 sq km Border length with Syria........80 km Highest peak..........................2,224 meter above sea level Villages...................................36 Jewish.....................................32 Druze villages.........................4 Main town................................Katzrin. (the only town) Jewish population .................16,500 Druze population....................17,000 Nature reserve........................246 sq km Cultivated area.......................80 sq km Grazing lands..........................460 sq km Guest rooms...........................1,100 Cattle.......................................19,950 head Sheep......................................5,000 https://www.inisrael.com/golan/fastfacts.htm

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