Tel Dan, Galilee

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A lush nature reserve on the Israeli border with Syria and Lebanon, Tel Dan offers a mixture of hiking trails and archeological sites. Trek through the green vegetation along a river past rushing cold-water springs, and visit pagan altars where the ancient Tribe of Dan offered animal sacrifices to their gods (look behind the biggest for the bunkers used by Israelis in the Six-Day War). The site also features an Arabic stone grain mill and two ancient city gates--one of them mentioned in a biblical story about Abraham rescuing Lot. Archeological findings from the ancient city of Dan include a broken 9th-century stone with an inscription referring to King David. Plan your visit to Tel Dan and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our She_ar Yashuv online trip maker .
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  • September 22, 2017
    Tel Dan is the start of the Dan River that later becomes the Jordan. There are trails to wander around and see the starting spring, a wadding pool, an old flour mill, and the Pooh tree. It is a wonder...  more »
  • September 1, 2017
    Nice park with Dan River flowing through – very attractive. The Dan is an important source of water to the Jordan River. We took the Long Walk along the Dan River up to the High Place – pleasant walk ...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    You must not miss the wonderful hike in Tel Dan. It is like a little heaven, magic forest to walk in, near the river, great trees, shaded mostly, a short rout for the disabled, a nice route for childr...  more »
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  • July 14, 2017
    No matter where you go in Tel Dan reserve prepare to be accompanied by relaxing sound of flowing water. In Tel Dan you'll find river and streams, also remnants of ancient city. Lush vegetation and butterflies will make you feel in jungle. It's recommended to walk towards ancient city first. Because you will likely be very much impressed by a river. And it's better to leave it to an end. Don't miss water mills, Winnie the Pooh tree and Paradise circle. There's a shop selling ice cream, coffee and souvenirs.
  • June 23, 2017
    One of the most beautiful sites we visited in Israel. Serene. Historical. Be sure to include this on your visit!
  • July 14, 2017
    Very nice nature reserve, cool even in hot weather and the best thing is you can bring you dog
  • June 22, 2017
    One of the best and more exciting natural and historical reserves in Israel. Don't miss the huge Oak and the some 3000 yrs old "Gate of Abraham"
  • June 14, 2017
    Beautiful nature reserve. We hiked it with young children and everyone had a great time.

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