Before the holiday rush: the five refreshing springs that will make you enjoy nature

After a busy and challenging August and just before the Tishrei holidays, it’s time to slow down and enjoy nature again. There is no doubt that the holiday month that is waiting just around the corner is going to be full of trips, so before the rush – take a moment for a short dip in the natural pools of the Golan.

Ein Eh

In the south of the Golan Heights, in front of the magical views of the triangle of borders (Israel, Jordan and Syria), Ein Ia awaits you. The spring, which flows into a square pool, was dedicated and renovated by the members of Moshav Nov in memory of the Moshav’s son, Sgt. Ilon-Yacob Horvitz , who was killed in a training accident. The Golanites and the soldiers of Gdasr Givati ​​also took part in the renovation works.

The spring, located in the heart of nature, flows into a large concrete pool, where you can dip in cool water. The pool is also a great vantage point to the beautiful part of the country, Yarmukh, Syria and Jordan. Near the pool you can have a picnic and lie on the wooden benches that have been placed there.

Ein E’a (Photo: Rina Nagila)

If you are interested in the unique name of the spring, you will notice that, not coincidentally, it has a variety of meanings. On the one hand, IA are the initials of the name of the late Ilon Yaakov. Further examination of his name can hint at Rabbi Kook’s interpretation of the legends of the Sages “Ein Aya”, as well as the bird of prey that crosses the skies of the region in the winter.

How to get there: “Ein Aya” in Wise.

Amphi’s eye

Another place with an interesting name is Ein Amphi, which is also known by its second name “Ein Eucalyptus”. The unique name of the place – in its two hats – was given to it due to its shape: on one side it is surrounded by eucalyptus trees and on the other side it is round and stepped, just as if you were sitting in an amphitheater.

Ein Ampi (Photo: Efrat Moskovitch)Ein Ampi (Photo: Efrat Moskovitch)

The spring pool is ten meters in diameter and can be up to a meter deep, depending on the flow. The spring pool is very popular with families, its water is clear and cool, and in the summer months it can be busy. Also, thanks to the eucalyptus trees that surround it, it has natural shade that maintains a balanced temperature even when it’s raining outside. Children really like the pool not least because of the small fish in it, which occasionally surprise with an unexpected tickle. Getting to the pool is easy, and it is a short walk from a regulated parking lot.

How to get there: “Ein Amphi” in Wise.

Ein Elmin

The Golan Heights is known for its officers’ pools, one positive remnant left behind by the Syrian army, and “Ein Alamin” is one of them. The concrete pool whose waters come from springs in the area, including Ein Elmin, is one of the greatest pleasures in the area on hot days. It is considered large, about six meters, and the water in it reaches a height of about a meter. Near the pool there are eucalyptus trees, a regulated area for picnics and a wading pool for the little ones.

Ein Elmin (Photo: Golan Tourism)Ein Elmin (Photo: Golan Tourism)

Getting to the pool is easy and simple, and after parking near the brown “Golan Tourism” sign, which indicates that you have reached your destination, all you have to do is walk about 500 meters west. Take a bend to the right until you see a group of trees – from there continue another 50 meters to the cool water. If you are equipped with a 4×4 vehicle, you can give up walking and reach the pool on a slightly bumpy road.

How to get there: “Ein Elemin Pool of the Officers” in Wise.

Guest eye

The Johader pool, aka Ein Orcha, is a concrete pool with a depth of one and a half meters. The pool, which is surrounded by a grove of eucalyptus trees, is fed by the spring of Ein Umm al-Sharshih, which is located nearby. The size of the pool is 4×10 meters, and its depth can reach two meters. It was renovated, like quite a few pools in the area, by the Golanites and dedicated to the memory of Raziel Nagar from Moshav Ramat Magashim, who was killed by a falling shell.

Johader Pool (Photo: Golan Tourism)Johader Pool (Photo: Golan Tourism)

The pool is actually another remnant of the Syrian officers’ pools, and near it there are shaded seating areas. If you are traveling with children, you should equip yourself with a sea wheel or mattresses because the water is deep. Also, make sure they don’t wander towards the hills, because there is no shortage of minefields in this area.

How to get there: “Ein Orha – Johader” in Wise.

Ein Yedidia

Near the Yonatan seat in the Golan Heights under the shade of eucalyptus trees you will find a cool and large pool, “Ein Yedidia” its name. The pool, which is about five meters long, was built thanks to the students of the High Yeshiva in Hispin who wanted to commemorate her friend Tor from Mitzpe Netupa, who was killed at the age of 18 in a tractor accident. Next to the pool there are a lot of regulated seating areas, a place to build a campfire and lots of shady corners.

The depth of the water in the pool is one and a half meters, and it comes from the nearby Nahal Gamla stream. You can visit the pool all year round, and it is usually not too busy.

You can reach it easily by a short walk, or with the help of a jeep. If you are arriving on foot, you will have to park the vehicles on a dirt road located about 500 meters before the Moshav Yonatan gate. From there, you can walk on a trail that is suitable for off-road vehicles for about a kilometer. At the end of the walk you will see trees (on the right) and a pedestrian crossing gate that leads to the pool.

How to get there: “Ein Yedidia” in Wise.


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