Bethlehem Of Galilee – The Moshav and nearby Attractions


A walk at Bethlehem of Galilee, Israel

Bethlehem Of Galilee guide starts by visiting this Moshav, and then we will go over different attractions in this area. Let’s begin!

Map

Bethlehem Of Galilee, as its name suggests, is situated in the Galilee area. About ten kilometers from Nazareth and 30 kilometers east of Haifa.

Map of the area:

Bethlehem Of Galilee

Basic Info

Bethlehem of Galilee is a moshav in northern Israel. Located in the Galilee near Kiryat Tivon, around 10 kilometers north-west of Nazareth and 30 kilometers east of Haifa, it falls under the jurisdiction of the Jezreel Valley Regional Council. In 2016 it had a population of 788.

The modern moshav is located at the site of the ancient Israelite settlement known as Bethlehem of Zebulun or Bethlehem Zoria. The town existed as a Christian settlement in the classic era and was populated during the Middle Ages. It was reestablished as a Templer Bet Lam colony in the 19th century and turned into Jewish moshav in 1948.

Source: Wikipedia

Bethlehem Of Galilee
In Bethlehem Of Galilee

Much of the original Templer architecture survives and is similar in style to the homes built by the Templars in other parts of the country, such as Sarona in Tel Aviv and the German colonies of Haifa and Jerusalem.

In recent years, tourism has replaced agriculture as the main economic branch. A dairy, a herb farm, restaurants, and country-style accommodation are among the tourist-oriented businesses in the village today.

Source: Wikipedia

Walking in the Moshav

Bethlehem of Galilee is a small moshav. We drove along the main road (you continue straight from the entrance) till we saw a prominent parking place. We left the car there and started walking.

Bethlehem Of Galilee
Bethlehem Of Galilee

All Templer buildings were converted to residential houses. All except this one:

A walk at Bethlehem of Galilee, Israel

And here are some other buildings:

A walk at Bethlehem of Galilee, Israel
A walk at Bethlehem of Galilee, Israel

We walked along the street till the end, and there is a turn left (to the north). We continued walking along that road and reached Shvil Parot HaChalav.

And since we reached one of the more popular attractions in Bethlehem Of Galilee, this is what we are going to discuss now.

Regarding Bethlehem Of Galilee, the moshav is quite small, and I cannot say it is a touristic spot. There is only one explanation sign, and almost all the houses are residential. Thus I would not drive there only to see the homes. But, if you are already there, then you can do a short stroll.

Attractions at Bethlehem Of Galilee

Shvil Parot HaChalav

Shvil Parot HaChalav is a dairy farm in Bethlehem Of Galilee. They also offer behind the scenes tours, and you can read my Shvil Parot HaChalav guide to find out more.

Harvesting Olives At Galili Olive Oil

From September till November, you can join olive harvesting tours. And if you would like to know more, then check out Harvesting Olives At Galili Olive Oil.

Harvesting Olives At Galili Olive Oil.
Harvesting Olives At Galili Olive Oil

Ktofoti – Self-Picking in Bethlehem Of Galilee

Ktofoti is a self-picking farm in Bethlehem Of Galilee. And if you want to visit it, then check out my guide about Ktofoti.

Ktofoti - Self-Picking In Bethlehem Of Galilee

Derech Hatavlinim in Bethlehem Of Galilee

Derech Hatavlinim in Bethlehem Of Galilee is not just a spices and herbs store. They also offer workshops, hold tours and festivals.

Alonei Abba Nature Reserve

Alonei Abba Nature Reserve is located next to Alonei Abba it offers lovely family trails. Moreover, it is a good place for a picnic. You can find additional information at Alonei Abba Nature Reserve.

Summary

As you saw, there many Agrotourism related attractions at Bethlehem Of Galilee area. Most of the attractions are not vast and several hours will be enough to cover them. Thus, you can combine several of them for a half-day tour.

What are your favorite attractions at Bethlehem Of Galilee area? Tell us in the comments below.

That’s all for today, and I’ll see you in future travels!

Stay Tuned!

   

Additional Resources

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