We’ve already written about Israel’s eco tourism industry being developed, and even about new eco study abroad options in Israel for overseas college students who want to make their positive green mark here.
And for the tourists Israelis who want to explore their home in an environmentally friendly way, or bring green living to their everyday lives? There are lots of green towns in northern Israel, in the Galilee.
Kfar Kalil, in the western Galilee, is a town full of people trying to live simpler lives that are more in touch with nature. The approximately 50 families living in Kfar Kalil get all of their energy from solar power and practice exclusively organic agricultural practices.
Since the plots of land in Kalil were purchased privately, the houses are spaced relatively far away from each other in order to try to preserve the look of the landscape.
Kalil has a few eco tourism options. Here are my 3 favorites:
This bed and breakfast is located in Kalil and features a swimming pool with a natural (as opposed to artificial) design, yurts, and a small store with homemade organic soaps.
This collection of three small cabins – the orange house, the earth villa, and the sky villa – overlooks the Galilee mountains and an expansive landscape view.
Ohalim which means “tents” is a venue for workshops and quiet events held in a natural setting. Its 25 dunam plot faces an ocean view and contains walking paths, meditation areas, and an organic vegetable garden.
Read more about other green spots in the Galilee: