The Galilee is a small universe. The region, which covers a third of the area of the State of Israel, is where Christians, Muslims, Circassians, Druze and Jews live side by side. These communities make up a fascinating human mosaic of tradition and culture.
The Druze and Circassian villages turn every visit to the Galilee into an authentic, fascinating and valuable adventure. The Druze community,
the core values of which are tolerance, unity and gentility, welcomes visitors to its midst, eager to share the tales of its long past.
Over the past few years tourism within the Druze sector has grown tremendously. The important effort of the members of the Forum
of Druze and Circassian Villages Tourism, assisted by the Ministry for the Development of the Negev and the Galilee, has revealed the villages and their associated Galilean treasures to the wider world.
Today the Druze tourist villages boast more than 100 guest houses that welcome visitors with every modern comfort – but in authentic surroundings. In these villages visitors discover enchanting trails set in the untamed Galilean outdoors, which tell of the Druze community's unbreakable bond with the Jewish People.
I invite you to come to the Galilee, discover its charms and enjoy an extraordinary, authentic experience.
Vice Prime Minister,
Minister for the Development
of the Negev and the Galilee
Cordial welcomes,The brochure you are holding contains general information about the many tourist attractions available in the Druze and Circassian villages.
This is the second year we have had the honor of presenting to you the Druze-Circassian touristic brand, which brings together 17 villages, hundreds of hotel and guesthouse rooms, restaurants, hiking and driving trails, adventure sports sites, storytellers well versed in the lore of Galilean heroism and amours, and many more.
We are proud to lead you through the Druze and Circassian tourism portal and into a magical world of traditions and the sights of Creation.
We welcome tourists who have only just been exposed to the Druze-Circassian brand and commend the tourism industry entrepreneurs who represent it with distinction and professionalism.
Head of the Hurfeish Local Council,
Chairman of the Forum of the Druze and Circassian Council Heads