Golan Heights attractions

Top Choice Nature Reserve in Southern Golan

Yehudiya Nature Reserve

Both casual strollers and experienced hikers – especially those who aren’t averse to getting wet – will find plenty to engage and challenge them in this 66-sq-km nature reserve. Mammals you might encounter include g…
Top Choice Nature Reserve in Northern Golan

Banias Nature Reserve

The gushing springs, waterfalls and lushly shaded streams of Banias Nature Reserve form one of the most beautiful – and popular – nature spots in the country. The park has two entrances on Rte 99 that are about 3.5k…
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Northern Golan

Nimrod Fortress

Built by Muslims in the 13th century to protect the road from Tyre to Damascus, Nimrod Fortress rises fairy-tale-like on a long, narrow ridge (altitude 815m) on the southwestern slopes of Mt Hermon. The work that we…
Top Choice Museum in Katzrin

Golan Archaeological Museum

A real gem of a museum. Highlights include extraordinary basalt lintels and Aramaic inscriptions from 32 Byzantine-era Golan synagogues; coins minted during the Great Jewish Revolt (66–70 CE); a model of Rujum Al Hi…
National Park in Southern Golan

Gamla Nature Reserve

The site of a thriving Jewish village during the late Second Temple period, Gamla dared to defy the Romans during the Great Jewish Revolt (66–70 CE) and as a result was besieged by Vespasian’s legions. Today, you ca…
Viewpoint in Central Golan

Quneitra Viewpoint

From high atop Mt Avital, top-secret Israel Defence Forces' electronics peer deep into Syria, but the Quneitra Viewpoint, on the volcano’s lower flanks, also affords fine views into Israel’s troubled northern neighb…
Archaeological Site in Southern Golan

Umm Al Kanatir Synagogue

What's truly extraordinary about this 6th-century synagogue is that after it was destroyed in the great earthquake of 749 CE, the site, because of its remoteness, remained almost completely undisturbed until the 21s…
Winery in Ein Zivan

Pelter Winery

In 2001, after studying wine-making in Australia, Tal Pelter founded a winery that now turns shiraz and chenin blanc grapes (among others) into 300,000 bottles of reds and whites a year. Free tours (15 to 30 minutes…
Archaeological Site in Katzrin

Ancient Katzrin Park

To get a sense of life during the Talmudic period (3rd to 6th centuries) when the Golan had dozens of Jewish villages, drop by this partly reconstructed Byzantine-era village. In August and on Jewish holidays such a…
Farm in Central Golan

Sha'al Fruit Picking

The orchards here grow four kinds of cherries, three kinds of plums and five kinds of mulberries as well as blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and white and black currants. While plucking, you can eat as much as…