Hike to Ein Yavne’el – Natural Spring
Just a few minutes from Villa Rimona is a hiking path that leads to a natural cave with a fresh water spring. The cave serves as a natural mikvah. On Chol Hamoed or summer Bein HaZmanim you may find some other hikers, otherwise you can often have the place to yourselves. Along the way you […]
HIKING: Switzerland Forest – Poriya to Tiberias
The Switzerland Forest provides beautiful hiking opportunities and breathtaking views of Tiberias and the Sea of Galilee. It’s a park that was created by Keren Kayemet through donations from the Jewish community in Switzerland beginning in 1927 to prevent soil erosion and landslides on the steep slopes above the city. You can park you car […]
Hamat Gader – Hot Springs – Parrot Show – Aligator Park – (20min)
One of the most beautiful and popular health retreats in the Roman Empire was the spa at Hamat Gader on the southern ascent to the Golan Heights. Today you can see the remains of the incredible Roman Baths and an ancient amphitheatre. The popular modern hot springs and mineral baths fed by underwater springs are […]
Highway 98 – Golan Heights – Stunning Vistas – Exciting Switchbacks
If you love Highway 1 on the California coast, then you’ll love Highway 98 descending the Golan Heights from the top of the mountains down to Hamat Gader on the way back to Tiberias. We recommend driving on the road from top to bottom (north to south) as you’ll see more stunning vistas that way. […]
PEACE VISTA: Amazing View of the Sea of Galilee from the Golan Heights
The most amazing view of the Sea of Galilee can be enjoyed by your family only a few minutes from Hamat Gader on the Golan Heights. On a clear day over Pesach we were able to see the entire Lake Kinneret, the Jordan Valley, Zemach, Kibbutz Kinneret, Yavne’el, Mount Tavor, Tiberias, Arbel, Meron, Tsfat, Migdal, […]
Gourmet Olive Oil Tasting in Katzrin – with Villa Rimona Zimmers
You may have been to a “wine tasting,” but recently we tried an “olive oil tasting” in Katzrin on the Golan Heights. Here’s a fun 2 minute video including us “tasting” the oil and “scrubbing” with olive soap. http://youtu.be/i9vyLoBrpUE
Ayit Waterfall (Eagle Falls) – Golan Heights
If you love nature but don’t like hiking, here’s a beautiful site for your next visit to the Golan. Mapal Ayit is right on highway 808 not far from Gamla. The waterfall is a few steps from the parking lot. It’s even wheelchair accessible! There are stunning views and water flows all year long. The […]
Katzrin Park – Ancient Talmudic Village – Golan Heights – with Villa Rimona Zimmers
Join us on a video walk-thru of Rabbi Abun’s 2000-year-old house in Katzrin in the Golan Heights.
This two-story home boasts a large master suite, and a lovely courtyard for your chickens but sorry folks, there are no bathrooms and no running water. And it’s not for sale.
It’s at the Ancient Talmudic Village at Katzrin Park Living Museum.
Gan HaShlosha – Sachne – Nature Reserve — with Villa Rimona
Here is a two minute video of one of the most beautiful places in Israel. The nature reserve is used as a public swimming venue as well as a wonderful place to picnic, play and explore with the whole family. You’ll see waterfalls, springs, an ancient flour mill and more…
Beit Gabriel – Movie Theater & Cultural Center on the Kinneret
The Galilee is not only about hiking, kayaking, swimming, jeeping and horseback riding. If you are looking for some culture, about 10 minutes from Villa Rimona near Tzemach junction you’ll find Beit Gavriel Cultural Center. There is a large auditorium where live performances and concerts are held. A smaller theater operates as a cinema where […]