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The Besor Region, Israel

 The Besor region of the Negev, west of Be’er Sheva, is traversed by Israel largest Mediterranean coastal stream valley.

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Anemones blum in the Besor region

 The Besor region of the Negev, west of Be’er Sheva, is traversed by Israel largest Mediterranean coastal stream valley.
Its fascinating landscape, linking the desert to the Mediterranean, and its historical sites of both ancient and modern Israel, has made it an attraction for visitors.

Despite the region’s sparse rainfall, people began living here 10,000 years ago, and farmers cultivated grain here over 5,000 years ago. Israeli farmers have turned parts of this region green again, planting olive and orange groves in the harsh loess soil, using precious water wisely by irrigating from saline springs.  

From late December to March, rainfall and cool weather turn this seemingly arid area into a carpet of wildflowers. Hiking, cycling, and driving through the region, you’ll see poppies, anemones and even a crimson desert tulip. 
Farming communities dot the Besor region, founded by new immigrants in Israel’s early years, bearing optimistic names like Tifrach (“will bloom”), Bitcha (“assurance”) and Peduiim (“redeemed”). Gevulot was the first Jewish settlement in the region, founded in 1943, where a visitor center tells its story.

The region’s prime attraction is the 875-acre Eshkol Park, with beautiful lawns and pools, warm springs, an 80-meter-long rope bridge over the stream and other fasciations.


 

 

 

 

 

Sites & Attractions

The Or Torah (Tunisian) Synagogue’s claim to fame is that it is literally covered in mo...
Reconstruction of the well where Abraham watered his flock. Next to it is a well from a...
The winery was established in 2000 and it produces around 170,000 bottles annually. The...
The winery was established in 2006 and it produces 60,000 bottles annually, only 20,000...
The winery was established in 1999 and it produces around 10,000 bottles annually. The ...

Accommodations

​At the Rimonim Central Park, take a pampering break, including fabulous meals, and exc...
​The hotel was 16 rooms and operates on a bed and breakfast.
​The Hotel is in 5 km south of the city on Almog BeachGuests may use spa services, kids...
​Villa Galilee is a Hotel de Charme boutique hotel located in Safed. The Villa Galilee ...
Attractions