Things to do in Golan Heights

Top Things to Do in Golan Heights

Things to Do in Golan Heights

Top Attractions in Golan Heights

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  • Temper43 - Alfredo
    Panama City, Panama1 277 contributions
    Interesting views of the Syrian-Israeli Border and also the hill was a military position during the October war. Well worth climbing up to view the whole area. There is a nice coffee place there. Usually is very windy but bearable.
    Written 17 May 2021
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  • Bezalel S
    2 contributions
    Among the Hermon Mountains on a peak that is itself imposing can be found the remains of the Nimrod Castle. Nearly 800 years old and well researched and established by the Department of Antiquities, the climb and adventure are worth the time. On a clear day, the view can be incredible.

    A word of advice: avoid the area on national holidays, the roads are historically bumper to bumper.
    Written 7 May 2022
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  • Kim G
    Pacific Grove, CA3 134 contributions
    Numerous ancient remains of various cultures have been discovered in this lovely, intriguing and historic location. At the base of Mount Hermon, the Hermon (Banais) Spring serves as one the headwaters to the Jordan River and further downhill provides Israel with her largest waterfall. Trails for walking this lush Nature Preserve surround the area. Alexander the Great left his mark by creating the city Paneas, where the Temple to Pan and other Greek Gods were located. Of particular significance is the large and deep cave "Grotto of Pan" at the Temple Area which was known as the "Gates of Hell' and used for sacrifice. A Pagan city, the evil presence here remains and is quite haunting for those who are spiritually sensitive. This is the location where Jesus Christ stated in Matthew 16:18 "...and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it...." Herod the Great erected the Temple of Augustus in 19 BC to honor the Roman Emperor Augustus, leaving the city to Philip, one of his three sons, upon his death in 4 BC. Philip later renamed it Caesarea Philipi. The 4th Century AD saw Christians living here during the Byzantine Period, but the city was lost under Muslim conquest in the 7th Century AD and diminished in grandeur. Later restored for a period under the Crusaders due to its strategic location, the vast history should be studied prior to your visit. The approach drive through the Golan Heights is also a bit unnerving with cautionary signs posted along the highway warning of "Land Mines". I have visited on several occasions; the most recent visit was during an intense rain storm, where the rumbling of thunder initially brought concerns that perhaps we were hearing distant warfare? The visitor becomes well-aware of the dangers the Israelis live under. NOTE: The ancient city ruins are located across the street in an area away from the Temple of Pan, and the Banias Waterfall lies in the opposite direction and should be reached by car. This is a lush and lovely spot which requires some time should you wish to experience it all.
    Written 30 November 2020
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  • Yoramshap
    Netanya, Israel471 contributions
    Walking along the stream, that eventually joins the Jordan river, is a wonderful experience for the entire family. Amazing archaeological excavations. Enjoy.
    Written 12 October 2020
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  • Iren S
    89 contributions
    We decided to go in the middle of April to the mount cause there were still snow at the top of the mount and less visitors no traffics.
    We took the telefric and got up to the erea of the sleighs, the weather was nice no need for heavy clothes , then we took the kids to the extreme train they like it a lot .
    Written 16 April 2022
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  • IndigoGrrl
    Ness Ziona, Israel3 031 contributions
    We did the intermediate trail instead of descending directly to the main waterfall. Wear sturdy shoes if you do this trail -- part of he trail involves wading through a stream with many hidden and slippery boulders underfoot.

    The small pools along the way were perfect for kids to swim in, as they were not too deep. Later, the main large pool provided refreshing swim. The ravine through which the Yehudiya Rover flows is deep and well-shaded.

    Although I miss the old Yehudiya trail (which was, unfortunately, destroyed by rock slides a few years ago), this new trail is still fun, albeit less challenging.

    The facilities are basic, but very clean.
    Written 21 August 2020
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  • Josh
    Jerusalem, Israel7 contributions
    We had a great time at Golan Winery. We ordered the cheese platter with wine. There is a beautiful outside area to sit and it was all really enjoyable. Even without doing the tour. I would go back !
    Written 26 August 2021
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  • Temper43 - Alfredo
    Panama City, Panama1 277 contributions
    First, you have to reserve entrance earlier, via the Website of the National Parks, then entrance is very quick and easy, good parking and refreshment options and good toilets are available, in all cases, you need to take water if you are going to visit the ruins or the waterfall.

    Views are amazing and also you can see eagles or other little animals.

    Worth visiting
    Written 20 April 2021
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  • Temper43 - Alfredo
    Panama City, Panama1 277 contributions
    The location is above the valley where tank forces from Syria advanced and were stopped by a few israeli tanks in the Yom Kippur war, an amazing military feat.
    Written 14 May 2021
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  • db7920
    Washington DC, DC50 contributions
    A beautiful and peaceful setting to enjoy excellent wine and local cheese. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. Definitely worth a regular stop on any wine outing in the Golan. The winery has 11 wines to choose from (although they plan to focus on about 6 in the future).
    Written 1 June 2021
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  • Eran F
    Tel Aviv, Israel193 contributions
    The site is not that historically sognificant, but themaintenance work, organization, and archeological reconstruction are super. Many of the stones were left at place - so it was possible to recunstruct a few buildings - and the work on the site is still ongoing.
    Also the view is great. Worth the visit.
    Written 10 November 2021
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  • Josh
    Jerusalem, Israel7 contributions
    We went on a Friday where they have a delicious lunch menu as well as the cheese and wine. The wine tastings were so generous and the overall atmosphere was amazing. Best winery I’ve been to
    Written 6 February 2022
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  • Simon10
    Jerusalem District, Israel12 contributions
    We walked down to the hexagonal pool on one of the hotter days of the year. Car measured 40C. 2 KM walk to the pool including height differential of about 400m. Supposed to be 20-25 minutes down, 30-35 minutes up.
    There is some shade on the way but mostly exposed. Way up was hard for unfit 50-something. Took much longer than 35 minutes! The guide at the top recommended 1.5 litres each. WARNING - water in pool is not drinkable.
    Need to keep drinking and rest if tired. A 65 year old woman had to be rescued as she couldnt go any further.
    Some people were walking in flip-flops which is not advisable. There are some steps hewn into the descent but it is uneven slidy ground.
    Note that no eating is allowed at the pool.
    Having said that, it is a beautiful cool/cold pool (about 30m x 20 m) with an interesting hexagonal rock formation. Worth the effort!
    Written 29 August 2019
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  • Yoramshap
    Netanya, Israel471 contributions
    On a small volcanic hill that was the site of a heroic battle in the Yom Kippur war you will find an impressive monument, which is worth stopping by.
    Written 22 October 2020
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  • Michal M
    144 contributions
    We took a one hour ride with Ihab and Tal.
    Myself and my 7 y.o daughter took our first ride, along with my friend and her 7 y.o and 9 y.o kids.
    Ihab was very patient with the kids, explained all necessary tips to ride, and we felt very confident, let us really relief and get rid of all of our concerns with having ride for our first time, the spectacular views we were surrounded by are really wonderful, and the route was pretty easy for first time riders, we had great time and I will definitely recommend this place and looking forward to come back again in the future.
    Written 21 September 2021
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