The Galilee is a mountainous region characterized by many beautiful elements: mountains that dominate the pristine landscape, rippling streams flowing through deep creeks and ancient olive trees that tell heroic tales of old. The luscious green of the Palestine oak, the magnificent Aleppo pine, the scarlet plum tree, the deep blush of the wild peony, the golden leaves of the maple tree and the thick riparian vegetation have been dying the mountain slopes in rich colors since the dawn of time.
This magical region boasts 140,000 years of human settlement, starting at the Paleolithic Age and through to the Neolithic and Bronze ages.
It is the cradle of traditions, religions and cultures, where the Canaanite tribes, Christianity, Judaism and Islam were shaped. Here, at the heart of this ancient region, are numerous tourist attractions and enrapturing gems. The Galilee, one of the most beautiful regions in the Middle East, is the location of Druze and Circassian villages that blend into the mountainous beauty of the region, enhancing it with their own unique traditions, cultures and religious values.
Tourists from Israel, the Middle East and from across the world flock to the enchanting Galilee to become aquainted with the unique local traditions of these two communities. Strolling the olive trees and taking in the views of the Galilean mountain tops, visitors will be exposed up and close to the legends of Druze and Circassian traditions. Here they will come face to face with the sounds, colors and flavors unique to these two communities, take part in seasonal activities on offer, visit the welcoming houses of the locals and enjoy the comfort of the region's guest houses and inns, The latter will allow them to rise at dawn and absorb the ageless Galilean beauty. The brochure you are now reading contains ample detail about the
local Druze and Circassian touristic brand, including maps, images and village histories.
The members of the Forum of Druze and Circassian Villages Tourism Brand wish you every satisfaction of the experience you are about to enjoy, extending to you the traditional greeting of the host: Tfadalu.