Rosh Pina is an enchanting village filled with cobbled streets, stone houses and ancient olive trees. The village is set on the slopes of mountain and has wide-reaching views over the Israeli countryside. Get lost in the historic centre, walk up to a scenic viewpoint and soak in the old-world charm.
Things to do in Rosh Pina
Rosh Pina was founded in the 1800s and feels like stepping back in time. The historic village is a maze of streets lined with beautiful old buildings, which house small cafes, galleries and boutiques. Stone staircases, sunny squares and lush courtyard gardens give the village a fairy-tale feel.
Walk up to Nimrod Lookout for sweeping views over the Hula Valley and Golan Heights, an enormous plateau dotted with dormant volcanoes. On clear days, you can spot Mount Hermon in the distance. At 2,800 metres high, it’s one of the tallest peaks in the area.
Rosh Pina is home to dozens of “zimmer” B&Bs where you can enjoy authentic Israeli hospitality. Start your day with a traditional Israeli breakfast of “shakshuka” eggs cooked in a rich tomato sauce, “labaneh” strained yogurt and fresh bread. Breakfast tables are also laden with pastries, fruit, vegetables and smoked fish.
Rosh Pina is an excellent base for day trips around Northern Israel. Hike in beautiful Tel Hazor National Park and visit Banias Waterfall, one of the largest in the country. You’re also well-placed to visit the Sea of Galilee, one of the lowest freshwater lakes in the world.
Getting around Rosh Pina
Rosh Pina is compact and easy to get around on foot. The village is a 30-minute drive from Tiberias and two hours from Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. A rental car offers the freedom and flexibility to visit Rosh Pina and explore the region at your own pace, while local buses connect Rosh Pinna with nearby towns and villages. Ben Gurion Airport is a two-hour drive away.