The Golan Heights extends to the southeast of the Sea of Galilee, northeast of Israel.

This region is located between the borders of 4 countries, Lebanon to the north, Syria to the east, Jordan to the south and Israel to the West. This geographical area is a territory belonging to Israel since the Six-Day War of 1967. It is a strategic location for both Israel, Lebanon and Syria. It is one of the most spectacular landscapes of Israel, the Golan Heights are a land of beauty, far from the center of big cities and noisy shopping centers. This landscape naturally decorated with its luxuriant vegetation makes it a particularly reputable place for its internationally awarded wines, its excellent olive oil, its fruit and its cattle breeding. A ski resort on Mount Hermon attracts many tourists every year, it is the only ski resort in Israel.

Many places to visit are present on the Golan. See table below.

Site name Old Testament Hellenistic New Testament Josephus Flavius Roman, Byzantine, Arabic Crusader Mamelukes, Turks
Ancient Katsrin Park *
Banias Spring Church * * * *
Ma'ale Gamla *
Nimrod's castle * *


Golan 360 Holy places