THE GOLAN

 

 

 

The Golan Heights or- Ramat HaGolan is the northern part of Israel. It borders Israel, Syria, Lebanon and Jordan.
The area oversees the Sea of Galilee, the 2800m tall Mount Hermon and the Jordan River. The plateau that Israel controls is part of a large area of volcanic basalt fields stretching north and east.These volcanic fields were created due to a serie of volcanic eruptions.

The north to south length of the plateau is 65km, and its width varies from 12km to 25km. The highest mountain peak is the Mt Hermon but the Golan Heights ranges from 2800m to 400m in elevation along the Yarmuk River in the South. The Sea of Galilee at the southwest corner of the pateau is 200m below sea level.
The Lower Golan has been farming country throughout most of its historic past, with grain crops as the main activity.

The erosion that results from the big amount of rainfall makes the Golan a very fertile soil, a region of forest and pastures.

Many vineyards have been planted and the Golan offers a wide variety of wines.


Besides the many beautiful landscapes that the plateau can offer, it also gives families and groups of people many very fun activities to do throughout the year such as picking beautiful fruits in special orchards, rafting in the Upper Jordan River, amazing walks in the frozen waters of the north area of the country, visiting incredible archeological places such as Gamla, learning about the deep history of this beautiful area, and so many other things.

The visit of the Golan is a MUST in your visit in Israel. It is a wonderful place to visit at any season. During the winter/spring you may admire the beauty of the greenest place of Israel, during summer and fall you can do many activities in the water.

The Golan is a place that is beautiful but that has a very long history, it can take several days to learn about it. 

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