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Travel the Galilee

The state of Israel was split into regions all the way back since the biblical days. Today you can find modern names of places or even places that kept the historical name by being in the vicinity of the original city. Regions on the other hand were split into 12 as the tribes of Israel, but today it has been split not by tribes but by terrain. The Galillee for example takes up most of Israel’s northern regions, but it was split into 5: the Upper Galilee, the Lower Galilee and the Galilean finger. All three regions are exponentially different, and we at Tellavista will give you an Idea for a tour in each region of the Galilee.

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The Upper Galilee, The Keshet Cave

The site known as Keshet Cave is located in the Upper Galilee, just a few miles from Israel’s border with Lebanon. Long ago, there was an actual cave here, but it collapsed, leaving and just part of the arched limestone ceiling intact. Pottery artifacts found by archeologists at the site date back more than 3,000 years, to the time when Joshua led the Israelites across the Jordan River into what was then called Canaan. At more than 1,300 feet above sea level, the magical view through the arch frames the Western Galilee and the beaches of the Mediterranean Sea (In Hebrew, the word “Keshet” literally means arch, bow or rainbow). From this spot, you’ll be able to catch a glimpse of the Haifa Bay, the grottoes of Rosh HaNikra, the Carmel Mountain, Mount Meron and the Yehi’am Fortress. Below are the meandering waters of the Bezet Stream.

The Lower Galilee, The Arbel Cliff

Mount Arbel is a stunning mountain in the Lower Galilee that overlooks the Sea of Galilee. And oh boy, does it provide some amazing vistas of the area!

The cliffs can be seen for miles around, but actually being at the top of the cliffs is one of those must-do moments – it truly is a magical place to catch some amazing views of the Golan Heights, and even of Mount Hermon. And not only the views are mouth-watering, there are some spectacular hikes in the area, including access to part of the Jesus Trail. The national park that is located here also includes remnants of an ancient community that once inhabited this mountain top, and you can explore ancient ruins of a synagogue, and even hike down to some trails in the cliff-face that reveal an amazing cave fortress in the cliff. Not amazingly easy to get to, so if you have a mobility problem you’ll probably want to skip that little detour… The highest point of the cliff at Mount Arbel is some 181 meters above sea level, and some 390 meters above the Sea of Galilee. The cliff itself was created as a result of the Syrian-African Rift and the geological faults that produced the valleys.

The Galilean Finger, The Dan River

The largest tributary of the Jordan River, the pristine Dan River in the north of Israel is a wonderful destination for lovers of the nature. Located in the Golan Heights at the base of Mount Hermon, the Dan River offers kayaking, white water rafting, camping, hiking, fishing for fresh trout, and even archeological remnants at the Tel Dan National Park. For those wanting to truly experience the Dan River, kayaking, canoeing, tubing and white water rafting opportunities abound. From a relaxing paddle along serene waters to an adrenaline-boosting ride across choppy waters, any experience is at your fingertips.

 

 

 

 

Natural Watering Holes to enjoy during the Summer

Israel has been blessed with many different natural resources that have all turned into tourist attractions. Some of these resources may be the Dead Sea, the sulfur baths, the coral reef and many more. One of the coolest one’s though are the natural water holes or pools, the appear at the end of a waterfall or just burst out of the ground! Here’s a list of some of the one’s that you can visit while renting one of our beautiful vacations units.

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5 things to do over the Passover Holiday in Israel!

The Geek Picnic

Do you love science fiction or are a fan of robotics and science? Then this activity is for you. The Geek picnic will be open all week long in the heart of Jerusalem, at the Sacher Park. The exhibits are all about science and how it works from huge robots, to seeing electricity in motion. You can even race flying drones! Definitely one of Passovers coolest festivals around!

For more information and to buy tickets: http://geekpicnic.co.il/en/

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Top 5 Romantic Destinations For Valentine’s Day

We all know that travel can be both memorable and romantic. But you know what can make it even more romantic and unforgettable—traveling with that special someone for Valentine’s Day. Everyone has their list of places that they want to take a romantic get-a-way to with their special guy/gal, but before you take out that credit card and book a trip, read our list of 5 to gain some inspiration and perspective.

Rekindle your love in one of these romantic destinations

Rekindle your love in one of these romantic destinations

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