A few ideas to discover the Galilee
Immersion in Acre/Akko
Akko (also known as Acre) is one of the oldest continuously inhabited sites on the Mediterranean coast. First settlement at the site of Ancient Acre appears to have been in the Early Bronze Age, or about 3000 BC. Akko is mentioned in the Hebrew Bible, (Judges 1:31).
The fortified town presents many sites of interest that reflect its rich cultural heritage, such as the Hospitaller Knight’s refectory under the citadel, Bahaï holy shrines originating from the Ottoman period and the Garden of Ridwan, the Hamam al-Basha built in 1795 and the Jezzar Pasha Mosque built in 1781 where Jezzar Pasha and his successor Sulayman Pasha are both buried.
The lake of Tiberias
Also called "Sea of Galilee", the lake of Tiberias is a must in Israel. Its environment and its calm make it a perfect destination to enjoy nature, rest near the water and do tyulim (aka hiking) in its surroundings.
Nazareth birthplace of Jesus Christ attracts visitors mainly by its history and its religious aspect.
Since the 2000th year of Christianity, the city is totally pedestrian which allows to have access to all the monuments without worrying about cars.
In addition to its rich historical and religious heritage, Nazareth is also known for its beautiful nature. Indeed, many lakes and ponds, nature reserves and parks are ideal for walks.
Baha'i Gardens - Haifa
Garden stairs that allow a panoramic view of beauty.
A very pleasant moment on the various terraces to learn more about the Bahai faith.
Rosh HaNikra: The only place in Israel where the sea meets the cliffs.
View from above: a magnificent panorama.
View from below: The caves, a spectacular natural phenomenon.
This port city was built in 29 BC. JC by King Herod. A port built in open sea with concrete blocks from 2000 years ago based on volcanic rock. A real architectural feat for the time.
Caesarea, like Jerusalem and many other cities of the country, was destroyed and rebuilt by most of the conquerors who passed through the land of Israel.
You will discover remains of the Roman and Byzantine era: a magnificent theater, a racecourse, Roman baths, an amphitheater. Remnants of the Crusader era are also to be seen with the moats that encircle the city, the vaulted doorway into the medieval city, and the dwellings of the period in which are now the galleries of artists and the restaurants of the site.
Zihron Yaakov is located so that the city offers a breathtaking view of the fertile plains of the kibbutzim of the region as well as the blue of the sea. The Moshava, historic center of Zichron is full of magical landscapes and sights that combine the old and new thus perpetuating the history of this city. You can enjoy, for example, the Museum of the 1st Alya, the monument "Yad Laméyasdim" built to commemorate the first families of Romania arrived in the village in 1882 to build the country but also a craft market and small restaurants .
Hanging Bridge - Haifa
Near the University of Haifa, this park in the locality of Nesher, allows a nice walk. In addition to the forest walk, two suspension bridges allow you to appreciate the vegetation of this beautiful nature reserve.
Located in Upper Galilee, Safed was founded by Sem, one of Noah's three sons.
The heart of the city consists of ancient and picturesque streets. In Safed, art occupies a place of choice. The many galleries of the city and its prestigious museums are a perfect illustration.
In addition, Safed restaurants are renowned for the quality of their cuisine and their wines.
Viticulture in Israel is attested in the various books of the Bible. It took a new start in the 50s with the arrival of many winemakers from Europe to Israel.
Many sites open their doors and offer tastings accompanied by a presentation of their wine.
Hula Nature Reserve
A very beautiful place, a preserved and welcoming nature, a very nice walk all the year, and a place absolutely magic during the migration period of the birds.
Druze's Kitchen workshop
The Druze are an Arabic-speaking minority living throughout the Middle East. In Israel, there are about 130,000 Druze, mainly in northern Galilee and the Golan Heights. Their religion is secret, focusing on belief in one God, heaven and hell, and judgment.
The Druze, who live mainly in Israel, Lebanon and Syria, maintain a traditional way of life. This means that it is considered inappropriate for Druze religious women to leave their homes to seek employment but there is no reason that the work does not come to her. This is why several Druze women began to organize cooking workshops.
Druze cuisine is very similar to that of Syria and neighboring Lebanon and uses local spices from the region.
A classic menu may consist of fresh pita bread topped with zaatar, fresh red pepper and meat or labanais (a cheese). To this can be added local specialties such as hummus, stuffed grape leaves, a wide range of fresh salads and limonana (lemonade of fresh mint) to quench the thirst of visitors.