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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 Galilee online trip maker .
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  • After a nice winter there was a lot of water when we were there. But we went there primarily for the archaeology. Nice ruins, including a very large altar (referenced in the Bible) as well as an even ...  more »
  • Good place with a lot of water and shadow. Especially recommended in hot summer. There are 3 track with different length from 1 to 3 hours.  more »
  • My wife and I travelled up to the Upper Galilee on the Lebanon border and had a wonderful time hiking through the Tel Dan Nature Preserve, which surrounds the Tel Dan National Park on 3 sides. (Kibbut...  more »
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  • Beautiful! The beauty of nature that God created! I took so many pictures here but also several videos of the river and its beautiful sounds. Just simply gorgeous.
  • Beautiful nature reserve. The walking trails are really peaceful. The archaeological ruins are pretty fascinating. Go with a guide so that you know what you're looking at. You can see into Lebanon and Syria (I think, from memory) from one part. There are drinking fountains along the walks.
  • Highly interesting nature preserve. Huge amount of water flowing and impressive natural vegetation, well kept trails. Ancient & highly important archeological site that is still being explored. Takes at least 2 hours.
  • Magnificent - A dazzling, fresh palette of spring greens and blossom yellows, cold crystal-clear water bubbling up out of the earth's pores.
  • Another treasure during our travels of the Holy Land, The State of Israel. Could not believe we were so close to the Golan Heights, the center state for so many news of late and yet, we felt safe and in awe of our surroundings. Don't miss visiting during your lifetime!
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