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Top Choice Museum in Galilee Panhandle

Upper Galilee Museum of Prehistory

Israel is home to some of the world's most important prehistoric sites, several of them in the Hula Valley. This gem of a museum, which draws prehistorians from around the globe, displays objects made by human being…
Top Choice Seafood in Galilee Panhandle

Dag Al HaDan

One of Israel’s finest fish restaurants. Except when it's raining, diners sit outside under gorgeous fig trees with the cold, clear waters of the Dan burbling by – pure magic. Renowned for grilled trout and smoked t…
Top Choice Nature Reserve in Metula

Nahal Iyyun Nature Reserve

One of the Galilee’s loveliest creek-side trails, about 3km long, follows the Iyyun (Ayun) Stream from its crossing from Lebanon into Israel, through a cliff-lined canyon, to four waterfalls, including the 31m-high …
Park in Galilee Panhandle

Tel Dan Nature Reserve

This half-square-kilometre reserve, 1.6km north of Rte 99, boasts two major attractions. The first, an area of lush forest, is fed by year-round springs that in normal years gush 8 cu metres of water per second into…
Steak in Metula

HaTachanah

Modern and airy, with Wild-West-meets-Swiss-chalet decor and panoramic views, this highly regarded restaurant serves first-rate steaks (from Kfar Szold) as well as hamburgers, soups, salads and lamb chops, which you…
Bakery in Galilee Panhandle

Lechem'keh

The area's finest micro-bakery has evolved into a cheery little gourmet cafe with scrumptious pastries. Situated in a rundown little strip mall, Nofit HaHermon Mall, on the south side of Rte 99, 1.5km east of the in…
Museum in Galilee Panhandle

Galil Nature Center

This museum's archaeology section focuses on nearby Tel Dan Nature Reserve, while in the old-fashioned but informative (and, in its own way, beautiful) natural history room, you can get a close-up look at mounted ma…
Viewpoint in Metula

Dado Lookout

Perched on the upper slopes of the hill southwest of HaRishonim St – the one with the red-and-white antenna tower on top – this lookout offers spectacular, often windy views. To the south you can see the Hula Valley…
Museum in Kiryat Shmona

Open Museum of Photography

Temporary exhibitions, by renowned Israeli and international photographers, change twice a year. An interactive section for kids explores the principles of photography and includes a walk-in camera obscura and a cam…
Indian in Galilee Panhandle

Thali

Opened in 2016, this Indian restaurant, decorated with embroideries from Rajasthan, is 100% vegetarian. Its lip-smacking signature dish, the Thali Platter, consists of dhal, aloo gobi and carrot matar served on a st…