Nahal Teninim – Nature Reserve and Roman Aquaduct

If you love nature and history, but don’t want to hike, Nahal Teninim is a great place for the whole family. Nachal Teninim (Aligator stream) is a wonderful national nature reserve and is home to an amazing Roman Dam and Aquaduct that brought fresh water to Caesarea. . Around every corner was a new surprise… […]

Carmel Prehistoric Caves

The Carmel Caves are a fascinating visit for the whole family. They are located on Highway 4 between Zichron Yaakov and Haifa. If you love nature, you’ll enjoy the stunning cliffs and flowers. It’s just a short walk up a simple path with guardrails to the three caves that have been occupied since prehistoric times. […]

Rosh HaNikra Grottoes with Villa Rimona Zimmers

Many people who stay at Villa Rimona come to visit the Eastern Galilee and the Golan. However, we are the same distance from the Grottoes at Rosh HaNikra as we are to Mount Hermon in the Golan. Combine a visit to this natural wonder of Israel with a trip to Haifa, Acco or Nahariya. The […]

Tractoronim – Off Road Ranger Cars in the Upper Galilee

So many of our guests at Villa Rimona Zimmers ask us about going Tractoronim. Tractoronim are ATV’s (All Terrain Vehicles) which are usually like 4 wheel motorcycles. There are many places that offer tours of 1 – 2 hours through nature trails and kibbutz fields throughout the north. We decided to try our luck at […]

Dalton Winery and Wine Tasting

One of our favortie brands of Israeli wines is Dalton. They make a wonderful selection of non-mevushal wines. Recently we were in Tsfat and decided to take the 12 minute drive north to visit the Dalton Winery and Visitor Center. The masgiach was available to discuss the wines with us in English and pour us […]

Derech HaEtz – Wood Adventure in Shadmot Devorah

This is a great kids’ activity in the Galilee. It’s only 10 minutes from Villa Rimona Zimmers in Yavniel. Recently I took my 4 year old grandson and we had a great time. The highlight is making your own wood project. My grandson chose to make a katamaran sailboat, but other options include a tractor, […]

Mount Hermon in the Summertime

We took a trip in July up to Mount Hermon (pronounced “Chermon”). Most people visit the mountain in the winter during snow skiing season. The Ski season is very short in Israel and the place is packed in the winter. It’s a whole different experience in the summertime. The weather is stunning. It’s easy to […]

Tel Faher – Golani Lookout on the Golan Heights

Tel Faher - Six Day War

The fiercest and decisive battle in the Six Day War to take the Golan Heights was at Tel Faher. It was a Syrian Army stronghold. A network of bunkers were built into the side of the mountain making it almost impossible to breach. The Barak Division of the Golani Brigade attacked the site and lost […]

De Karina Chocolate Factory – Ein Zivan, Golan Heights

After visiting the waterfalls on the Golan Heights, or the Talmudic Village¬† in Katsrin,¬† this is a great stop for the whole family. De Karina makes delicious chocolate and liquers and they offer a fun tour and workshop, and you’ll take home your very own hand made chocolates. If you are a chocolate lover you’ll […]

Family Hike to Eshkol Forest in the Galilee

Between Yavneel and Menachemia is one of the Galilee’s best kept secrets … Levi Eshkol Forest Park. On the way you’ll see stunning vistas of the Kinneret, Jordan River, the Golan Heights and the Jordan Valley. Watch out for the cows at the natural oasis and avoid a natural landslide due to a recent earthquake. […]