Top things to do in Golan Heights

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…
Top Choice Steak in Katzrin

Meatshos

Renowned for its flavoursome steaks, chops and hamburgers (250g to 750g), made from Golan-raised, 1½-year-old calves and lambs. Also serves vegetarian lasagne and Salokiya boutique wine (red/white per glass 42/32NIS…
Top Choice Steak in Merom Golan

HaBokrim Restaurant

Opened in 1989, this veteran meatery is famed for its mouth-watering Golan-raised steaks (sirloin and entrecôte) and hamburgers, and also serves fish, vegetarian gnocchi, Bazelet beer on tap and a good selection of …
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…
Pub Food in Katzrin

Golan Brewhouse

Endowed with a circular wooden bar and panoramic windows, this popular pub-restaurant serves Golan-raised steaks, hamburgers, chicken, fish, salads, veggie mains, soups (winter only) and some damn fine Bazelet micro…