Beit Shearim is a national park in the Lower Galilee region of northern Israel. Beit Shearim is known for the remains of a Roman city located on a hilltop and the ancient Jewish burial catacombs located within it. Today the Beit Shearim National Park incorporates both the ruins of the city and the burial tombs.
The Galilee is one of the most beautiful regions of Israel. Situated in the north of the country, it is characterized by its beautiful lush landscape with agriculture, amazing natural landforms, historic sites, and quaint rural villages.
Flat fertile plains and valleys, important archaeological and historic sites
Hilly and striking, the Upper Galilee has some of the most beautiful places in Israel
The beautiful, rural northern Mediterranean Coastline - ancient port cities and deserted beaches
Remarkably rising beside the Sea of Galilee, the Golan is a land of wonder
Famous around the world, the Sea of Galilee is surrounded by fascinating and exciting places to visit
Achziv is located in the Western Galilee region of northern Israel, on the Mediterranean coast about 15km north of Akko, south of Rosh HaNikra, and close to the city of Nahariya. The Achziv National Park is the main attraction in this quiet coastal village. The national park consists of a stretch of beach bordered by rocky cliffs, lagoons and sea pools both natural and manmade.
Pekiin is a quaint village in the Upper Galilee region of Israel with winding cobbled lanes, historic stone homes and picturesque plants and flowers in the many gardens. The historic village is perched on a hill top at an elevation of 600 meters above sea level which affords it gorgeous views and has a fascinating history and current population as a mixed village of Jews, Muslims, Christians, and Druze.
Tel Jezreel (the Jezreel Mound) is located on the southern ridge of the beautiful Jezreel Valley in the Lower Galilee region of northern Israel. The tel (which is an archaeological mound in Hebrew) sits 100 meters above the valley and covers approximately 60 dunams (22 acres). The beautiful surrounding landscape is a beautiful patchwork of agricultural fields which are nourished by the ample water supplied by natural springs in the area. With its strategically location close to the ancient Via Maris trade route running from north to south the city at Tel Jezreel was an important stop along the way.
The Jezreel Valley (also known as Emek Yisrael and the Plain of Megiddo) is a beautiful area of the Galilee in Northen Israel, a strikingly flat landscape with immense natural beauty and historic importance. The Jezreel Valley is a haven for adventure and outdoor enthusiasts, as well as drawing those interested in its religious importance. It is named for an ancient city which stood here and means “God sows” perhaps alluding to the fertile land in the valley.
Beit Shean is one of the oldest cities in Israel. Often overlooked by tourists, it’s worth a visit. Like most places in Israel Beit Shean has several names – Scythopolis, Tel Beit Shean, Tel el-Husn, Tel el-Hosn, Beisan and Nysa. It is located in the Galilee region of northern Israel where the Harod Valley and Jordan Valley meet, just 27km south of the Sea of Galilee and 5km east of the Jordan River and is one of the country’s largest archaeological sites.
The ancient city of Zippori (aka Tzippori) in the Lower Galilee region of northern Israel, was described by the first century Jewish historian, Josephus Flavius, as ‘the ornament of all Galilee.’ This beautiful archaeological site is located on a hill midway between the Mediterranean Sea and Sea of Galilee. With abundant spring water and a fertile valley around it, it is a truly beautiful spot and includes what many have come to describe as the Mona Lisa of the Galilee.
Walking or biking around the shores of the Sea of Galilee (the Kinneret) has become increasingly simple in recent years with the development of the Kinneret Trail, a 60km trail for hikers and bikers, which encircles the Sea of Galilee. At present, about 75% of the trail is complete, and, passing through the beautiful and varied scenery, past sites of ancient history and religious importance, through famous villages and cities and providing access to beaches around the lake, the Kinneret Trail is the perfect way to walk or bike around the Sea of Galilee.
The Jesus Trail is a special hiking trail in the Galilee in the north of Israel, through the landscapes made famous by the texts of the New Testament as the land in which Jesus is said to have lived. The Jesus Trail was completed in 2009 ahead of the The Pope’s visit to Nazareth and runs 65km from Nazareth, through pretty towns and villages, and across striking landscapes, to Capernaum on the shores of the Sea of Galilee.