Northern Israel is a stunning combination of bucolic countryside, never-ending Biblical sites, rich military history and just pure beauty. The Golan and Galilee make up part of the north of Israel and are possibly the most beautiful regions in the country.
Northern Israel's southern edge is unclearly defined, beginning approximately at the city of Bet She'an (that has been declared a World Heritage Centre by UNESCO on account of being one of the oldest cities of the ancient near east, with an abundance of ancient ruins).
The Mediterranean Sea is the western border of Northern Israel, along which lies the third largest city in Israel, Haifa and Akko, an Arab town dating back to the fifteenth century with an ancient-walled-old-city.
The country of Syria lies on Israel's north-easterly border, with Jordan directly under it. Syria is not the friendliest of nations and there is no passageway between the two counties but Jordan and Israel have a peace treaty and travel is possible to and from Jordan.
At the northerly most point of Israel lies Lebanon, another less-than-friendly neighbor with no border crossing between the two countries.
Among the main cities in northern Israel are Metula, Tzfat, Tiberias and Nazareth;
Metula is the northernmost town in Israel and a favorite destination for those wishing to explore attractions in the area. Metula is home to Bet Canada, a huge sports and cultural complex that houses Israel's only ice-skating rink.
Tzfat is located in the Upper Galilee, is one of the four holy cities in Judaism and is home to artists, countless synagogues and mysticism.
Tiberias is a popular destination for tourists, sitting along the shore of the Sea of the Galilee and home to beautiful nature sites, beaches and natural hot springs.
Nazareth is the largest Arab city in Israel and is also of great importance to those of the Christian faith. It contains archaeological gems and many attractions for those of the Islamic or Christian faiths.
Of course the Sea of Galilee must be mentioned as the main water source in Israel and a stunning, extremely popular tourist attraction.