Days Out in the Galilee & Golan


 Arbel,  a moshav, has stunning views over the Kinneret from this sheer cliff face. It is also the site of an ancient synagogue.

Arbel is a rite of passage for Israeli children. There are a series of walks on the cliff tops, some circular and easy. But the real challenge is the descent – no equipment is needed but it is not suitable for under 7 or 8 years and a moderately good heart to overcome acrophobia, helps.

Arbel is notable for the ruins of an ancient synagogue, one of the oldest in the world. The door of the synagogue, still standing, was carved form a massive natural outcropping of limestone 

The big snag with Arbel is that another vehicle is needed at the bottom and the round trip by road is quite lengthly – but it is worth the effort.

See Arbel Park for more details.

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