ERETZ Digital Guide to the Golan
The ERETZ Golan guide presents a selection of sites, attractions, and communities throughout one of Israel’s largest and most beautiful expanses of wide, green, open spaces. Much of the land on the Golan is a nature reserve and much of the rest is open, undeveloped space or agricultural fields and orchards.In addition to its natural sites the Golan boasts an impressive array of historical sites, over 30 synagogues from the time of the Mishnah and Talmud have been identified along with dozens of Roman and Byzantine sites and even some of Israel’s moast fascinating prehistoric sites. In addition, the Golan boasts a number of Crusader fortresses, Mameluke khans, and even interesting remains from modern times, dating from the French Mandate of Syria to the state of Syria.The guide is organized into three main sections: north, central, and southern Golan. For your convenience, the sites in each section are arranged in alphabetical order/from north to south. The numbers of the sites in the guide matches their numbers on the attached map for that section. These sections are followed by a special section on the Golan Trail and information about places to eat and sleep on the Golan.