The Golan Heights is a green and mountainous area in northern Israel.
The Golan offers a wide variety of attractions, among them ancient historic sites, springs, streams, forests and wineries.
The topography and landscape of the Golan are very different from anything you see in other parts of Israel, as it is mountainous and green is the dominant color. On this page, we suggest the 'must see' attractions on the Golan Heights. A visit to the Golan Heights helps you to understand the strategic importance of this region.
If you are interested in history, in the heart of the green hills of the Golan you can find the wheel of Hiri (Rujm el-Hiri). A large and ancient mysterious circle of stones dating back about 5000 years, it continues to puzzle scholars that are not sure of its function.
For those that like attractions, we recommend kayaking in the Golan area. Most days of the year, the water in the streams of the Golan are calm, and therefore this attraction is suitable for adults as well as children. You can visit a horse ranch and ride a horse, like a cowboy. Those of you who like nature and culinary treats, can pamper yourselves by visiting a variety of wineries, beer breweries, and restaurants in the Golan.
How about picking a variety of tasty and fresh fruit in the Golan, including cherries, raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, peaches, lychees, pears, grapes, and figs, (depending on the season)? You will get a basket to collect the fruit and for a small fee, you can take home what you picked.
One of the best ways to learn about the special location of the Golan Heights is to visit Mount Bental. This (relatively) high mountain is, in fact, a dormant volcano, and offers a unique view of Syria, the often snow-topped Mount Hermon, and other areas of the Golan. This is, without a doubt, one of the attractions in the Golan you have to see.
If you travel as far north as Mount Hermon, we recommend visiting one of the Druze villages in the area, to learn about Druze customs and wonderful Druze culture. The Druze have a unique way of life and we will be happy to organize a get-together with local Druze to become acquainted with their ancient traditions and to taste typical Druze dishes.
Call to all bird lovers - if you love birds, this is one of the attractions in the Golan you can't forget: Bird lovers among you must be sure not to miss the Agamon Hula Park. See the tens of thousands of migrating birds that choose to stop at the Agamon every year, many of them water birds. A popular tourist attraction among ornithologists, you can also cycle through the park and/or take a tour offering unbeatable birdwatching and photography.