The Golan Heights is a Basaltic Plateau east of the Sea of Galilee and the Hulah valley. Following years of Syrian targeting Jewish farms in the Hulah valley, in 1967 Israel captured 2/3 Golan Heights, up to the volcanos facing Quneitra. A Syrian attempt to reclaim the area without a peace agreement in 1973 was successfully blocked, and so it is held by Israel to this day. In the years of Israeli hold, the Golan Heights witnessed unprecedented development, including in Tourism.
A great way to introduce the Golan Heights is a visit to Mt. Bental, as well as an Off-road tour in the Golan Heights, and even an ATV tour next to the Syrian Border. Don’t miss also a lunch experience at a Druze home!.
For Christians I would recommend the following destinations:
For those fond of Modern history and geo-politics I would recommend Tel Hai, 1997 Israeli Helicopter Disaster Memorial, Mt. Hermon , Golan-Magic Visitors center, OZ 77 movie, and the 1973 battle site “Valley of Tears”.
For nature lovers I would recommend hiking in Nahal El-Al, Gilabun, or Banias hike and water fall, as well as a Horse Ride, a visit to Beit Ussishkin, Avital Volcanic Park, Golan Heights Wind Farm, Mt. Hermon , bird watching at Hula Lake Park , or just a drive along the Jordan River Rapids.
For adults I also recommend visiting a local winerty, and for Kids the ultimate experience would probably be De Karina Chocolatiere, and also Kayaking on the Jordan River in the summer, or Ski in the winter!.
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The Golan Heights are about 3 hours drive from Jerusalem or Tel-Aviv, and so it is recommended to devote atleast two days for touring this region.
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Points of Interest in the Area