Top ChoiceMuseum 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...

Top ChoicePark in Hula Valley

Agamon HaHula

Agamon HaHula

These restored wetlands are one of the best places in Israel to see cranes, pelicans, storks and an incredible 400 other bird species. To cover the 8.5km path around the site, you can either walk or rent a...

Top ChoicePark in Hula Valley

Hula Nature Reserve

Migrating birds flock to the wetlands of Israel’s first nature reserve, founded in 1964. More than 200 species of waterfowl mingle happily with cormorants, herons, pelicans, storks and cranes, while water buffalo...

Top ChoiceSynagogue in Tsfat

Caro Synagogue

Decorated with Middle Eastern arches, hanging lamps and bookshelves heavy with holy texts, this synagogue – like the street it’s on – is named in honour of Toledo-born Rabbi Yosef Caro (1488–1575), author of the...

Top ChoiceSynagogue in Tsfat

Ashkenazi Ari Synagogue

Founded in the 16th century by Sephardic Jews from Greece, this venerable synagogue looks much as it did 150 years ago. It stands on the site where, according to tradition, the great Kabbalist Yitzhak Luria...

Top ChoiceMuseum in Tsfat

Memorial Museum of Hungarian Speaking Jewry

Evocative artefacts (including a synagogue ark from Tokaj), photographs and documents do a masterful job of recalling the lost world of pre-WWII Hungarian-speaking Jewry. A 17-minute film provides historical...

Top ChoiceNature 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...

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...

Historic Site in Rosh Pina

Old Town

Rosh Pina was settled in the 1870s by Jews from Tsfat and, after 1882, by immigrants from Romania. The old town consists of just three short cobblestone streets, one of them, with Parisian pretension, called...

Archaeological Site in Hula Valley

Tel Hatzor

At Tel Hatzor, archaeologists have uncovered no fewer than 21 layers of settlement from the 3rd millennium BCE to 732 BCE, when the Israelite city that stood here – whose 10th-century-BCE gate may have been built...

Synagogue in Tsfat

Sephardic Ari Synagogue

Tsfat’s oldest synagogue – it's mentioned in documents from as far back as 1522 – was frequented by the Ari, the great 16th-century Kabbalist, who found inspiration in the panoramic views of Mt Meron and the tomb...

Winery in Ramat Dalton

Adir Winery

Adir has built a reputation for producing outstanding wines and equally good goat cheeses and for serving great dairy meals. Sampling three wines, four cheeses and the sublime goat's milk frozen yoghurt costs...

Gallery in Tsfat

Safed Craft Pottery

UK-born potter Daniel Flatauer works in the English studio pottery tradition, producing tableware, kitchenware and Judaica that is both functional and extraordinarily beautiful. He has one of the only salt kilns...

Gallery in Tsfat

Canaan Gallery

Continuing Tsfat’s centuries-old textile tradition, begun by Jews fleeing the Inquisition, Orna and Yair Moore’s studio produces richly textured tapestries, wall hangings and Jewish ritual objects (talitot,...

Gallery in Tsfat

General Safed Exhibition

Opened in 1952, this group gallery – housed in the desanctified, Ottoman-era Market Mosque – displays, sells and ships works by about 50 painters and eight sculptors, including some very talented immigrants from...

Gallery in Tsfat

Kabbalah Art

Denver-born David Friedman uses the mysteries of the Hebrew alphabet, Kabbalistic symbols such as the Tree of Life, and the universal language of colour and geometry to create striking visual representations of...

Gallery in Tsfat

Tzfat Gallery of Mystical Art

Avraham Loewenthal, who hails from Detroit, is happy to explain the symbolism of his inspirational paintings and prints, whose abstract forms are rooted in Kabbalistic concepts. Situated across the street from...

Cemetery in Tsfat

Tombs of the Kabbalists

The graves of many of Tsfat’s greatest sages and Kabbalists are about one-third of the way down the slope of the Ancient Jewish Cemetery, just below a solitary pine tree in an area where the converging double...

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...

Museum in Tsfat

HaMeiri Museum

Housed in a 150-year-old building that once served as the seat of Tsfat’s rabbinical court, this museum illustrates Jewish life in Tsfat during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Exhibits include unique household...