Israel Travel Blog – Part 1: North of Israel

Banias Springs - A Magical Destination in North Israel

Hello, my dear readers! This time I have another inspirational travel blog for your summer vacation: Israel.

I know Israel very well. I grew up here and have visited the places that I recommend in this post many times. Therefore, this review is a travel inspiration from a local.

Israel can seem like a complicated country to the world because of its political situation. But inside Israel, when you travel, you can see people from all religions who are living and working together.

We spent three weeks here, so I decided to write two posts for the different areas we visited. Join me for Part 1: North of Israel.

Exploring the Chalk Cliffs and Sea Caves of Rosh HaNikra

We visited Israel during springtime, in May/June. Even though it was spring, the weather felt like summer and it was very hot!

On our first day, we started with Rosh HaNikra. Rosh HaNikra is located on the border between Israel and Lebanon, in the Western Galilee. It is a white chalk cliff face that opens up into spectacular grottos (sea caves). 

The grottoes were formed in the wake of underground shocks that ripped open gaps within the bedrock. Slowly, rainwater penetrated these rifts, forming tunnels and caves that continued to expand due to the waves that slammed against the rock. To go inside the grottos, you need to travel by cable car

Recommendation: If you see someone selling Pita Zaatar Bread, try it! It is DELICIOUS. Za’atar is a typical herb in Israel. It is also called Israeli hyssop, which is one of the main herbs found in the Za’atar mixture. Hyssop has many health benefits. It is effective in relieving respiratory problems, asthma, chronic bronchitis, congestion, and phlegm.

Exploring the History and Cuisine of Akko

From there, we continued to Akko for lunch. Akko is a beautiful ancient city. It is recommended to read more about this city’s history before you travel there because there is a lot to see. For lunch, I recommend going to eat hummus and choosing local places because they are really the best. Don’t forget to visit the market.

Discovering the Baha’i Gardens and Free Guided Tours in Haifa

Haifa is a big city with nice beaches and the beautiful famous gardens – Baha’i Gardens. If you go in the morning hours, you can join a free guided tour of the Baha’i Centre, in which you learn more about the gardens and the Baha’i religion.

Banias Springs – A Magical Destination in North Israel

Exploring the Remains of the Ancient City and the Temple of Pan

In the north district, there are many magical places. Check out Banias Springs and the remains from the ancient periods.

Banias WaterfallThe Roman and Byzantine city in BaniasThe remnants of the temple of Pan with Pan’s grotto, 3rd century BC.

To finish the day, we went to see the border with Syria from Merom Golan, Golan Heights.

Until next time,

Xx Paz

 




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