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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 Boker Valley Farm is an isolated farm in Ramat Negev which grows wine grapes. The f...
​The Negev Museum of Art is located in the Old City of Be'er Sheva in a charming histor...
The winery was established in 2001 and it produces approximately 6000 bottles
The winery was established in 1990 and it produces up to 10,000 bottles annually. The g...
The winery was established in 2005 and it produces approximately 6000 – 7000 bottles an...
Reconstruction of the well where Abraham watered his flock. Next to it is a well from a...

Accommodations

Mini Hotel Galileo,Tel Aviv ,offers 11 rooms and is located close to the Carmel Market,...
The Grand Court hotel located at East Jerusalem and just few minutes walk from the Old ...
The Eilat Hostel is located right on the beachfront, close to the center of town and to...
Wingate Institute's Sports Hotel, offers 44 comfortable rooms with different sport faci...
Attractions