Lookout Point & Heritage - following fighters
Mt. Adir - Monument to mark the Second Lebanon War.
Type: Panorama; Heritage.
Information: Open throughout the year.
About the Route: About 200 meters. An impressive lookout
point for viewing the expanses of the Upper Galilee and South Lebanon. The
lookout point was developed in memory of the Israeli soldiers that died in the
Second Lebanon War, and nearly all the areas where battles took place can be
seen from it.
How to get there (via Waze): Adir Mountain.
In addition: A short hike to the Pa'ar Cave is an activity
suitable for the entire family. The cave is located about 100 meters south of
Road #899 (the Northern Road), 1.7 km. west of Sasa Junction and about 3.5 km.
east of the entrance to Moshav Mattat. A very short walking path surrounds the
cave area. An unmarked parking area is located opposite the cave on the other
side of the road.
At nearby Moshav Mattat the studio of Artist Yuval Telem is
open to the public. Telem, a blacksmith working in iron, creates extraordinary
furniture and works of art and offers seminars when booked in advance. If you
arrive in the area on a Saturday, you’ll be able to enjoy as wonderful view at
Café Rushka, located above Telem’s studio, and which the artist and his pastry-chef
wife operate on Saturdays only (Make sure not to miss this). Tel:
Hurfeish - The Shrine of Nabi Sablan
Type: Panorama; Druze Holy Site (Dress modestly and behave in
an appropriate fashion).
Information: Open throughout the year. (If you’ve requested a
talk by the sheikh, it is customary to leave a donation); binoculars; picnic.
About the Route: The shrine is located at the summit of Mt.
Zvul, and from the lookout point there you can view a landscape stretching from
Mt. Adir and Bint Jebil in South Lebanon, to Ma’a lot to the west. You can enjoy
a detailed talk on the site from Sheikh Qassem Badr, who maintains it, when
booked in advance. Tel: 052-6744948.
How to get there (via Waze): The Shrine of Nabi Sablan,
In addition: Below, in the village, traditional Druze dining
specialties are available, and you can visit the monument to Druze soldiers.
Food en route:Hurfeish - Sambusak Ha’arazim; Sasa - Buza Ice Cream in the Visitors Center.