Although it is only a tiny area on the map, Northern Israel is a very special place. There's so much to see ... as well as being a center for Christian and Jewish Holy Sites, each area has many other things to offer.
Whether you're into sport, history, archeology or just getting close to nature - there's something for everyone!
Northern Israel is the perfect place for Green Tourism. For a change from the usual deluxe hotels in the urban centers, why not try one of the rural accommodations in the beautiful Galilee countryside?
Or, there are no end of private Guest Rooms and Suites called Zimmers - the Israeli version of a B&B.
These come in all decors, styles and sizes - from deluxe accommodations and private swimming pool to rustic log cabins for a romantic get-away.
And to help you find a place to stay at the best prices, you will find additional search boxes on all of the accommodation pages.
Check out highly recommended digs en route for the Coolest Eateries in the area!
You're on vacation, right?? So this is no time for a diet ... But you'll be happy to know that the great majority of Israeli food is made from fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs and other ingredients.
Indulge yourself with Israeli local culinary delicacies - home-made cheeses, locally reared meat, fresh farm produce and fish from the Mediterranean or the freshwater rivers in the north. Go wine-tasting at one of the excellent boutique wineries - always an enjoyable experience!
For the independent traveler it's easy to find your way around and visit some of the spots mentioned in this website - just follow my simple directions.
Or take a guided sightseeing tour ... or a jeep trip if you want to get off the beaten track and see wildlife in its natural habitat. And talking about nature, here's a short video of Nahal Amud park - a great place for hiking!
With courtesy of the Aliya Lift Shipping company.
Lower Galilee (Galil HaTachton)
North Israel has the perfect climates throughout the year for outdoor activities.
Here you can begin your day with a good hike, swim in the natural waters, cycle around the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) and even ski on an artificial ski slope ~ all year round!
Wander around the ancient alleyways in the mystical city of Zefat (Safed); visit the Hula Valley Nature Reserve - a stopover for hundreds and thousands of migrating birds. Or have fun kayaking or rafting on the Jordan River.
Western Galilee (Galil HaMa'aravi)
This is the northern coastal region of Israel. Swim in the blue waters of the Mediterranean and sunbathe afterwards on one of the long, sandy beaches.
Don't miss the historic old city of Akko (Acre) and the beautiful limestone grottoes at Rosh Hanikra, or the view from the Arch Cave at Adamit Park - a great place for rapelling - or so I'm told! Hike up to Montfort Castle and enjoy the spectacular view over the wooded hills of Park Goren.
Galilee Panhandle (Etzba HaGalil)
Enjoy the unspoilt beauty of the countryside in the northernmost point in Israel.
Looking for a good base for touring the area? Metulla has great views, country lodging, restaurants and Israel's only Olympic-size ice-skating rink in the Canada Centre. While you're in the area, don't miss the Manara Cliff adventure park with the longest cable car in the country and other attractions for all the family.
Golan Heights (Ramat HaGolan)
The Golan and the Hermon are rugged mountainous areas, with springs and waterfalls like the ones at Banias (Hermon Stream) Nature Reserve.
Take a tour around Nimrod Fortress - a crusader castle high up in the hills with magnificent views over the surrounding countryside. Or visit the historic site of Gamla - but look out for low-flying Griffon Vultures!
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