Search
 

 More From Region

 

Rekhaniya

The charming Upper Galilee village of Rekhaniya is home to some 1,200 Israelis of Circassian descent.

On this Page:

Museum at Rekhaniya

 

The charming Upper Galilee village of Rekhaniya is home to some 1,200 Israelis of Circassian descent. Their ancestors, like those of Israel’s other Circassian village, Kfar Kama in the Lower Galilee, came from the northern Caucasus Mountains, the region where Europe meets Asia. Following defeat in the 19th century in a long war against the Russian Empire, the Circassians, who converted from Christianity to Islam in the 17th century, were exiled to Ottoman Turkish areas, including the Mediterranean.

 

Rekhaniya, located in the rugged mountains north of Safed, was founded in around 1880. Its people proudly celebrate their traditional culture, crafts, martial arts and culinary skills by welcoming visitors to tour their village, enjoy a meal specializing in Circassian goat-cheese delicacies, and stay overnight at their country-style accommodations. After learning about Circassian customs and history at the museum, you can take a guided walking tour of the village to see traditional architecture, including the restored old village gate-arch. The museum sometimes puts on a special treat: a Circassian folklore show including music and dancing in traditional costumes.

 

For group tours of the museum and the village, call Shuki Khun, +972-

(0)50-5203146. For accommodations call: Olsen Hurshid: +972-(0)50-6274935.

 

 

 Sites & Attractions

 
The winery was established in 2003 and it produces 7,000 bottles annually. The producti...
The winery was established in 1999 and it produces approximately 12,000 bottles annuall...
The winery was established in 2003 and it produces approximately 100,000 bottles annual...
The winery was established in 2004 and it produces approximately 17,000 bottles annuall...
The Or Torah (Tunisian) Synagogue’s claim to fame is that it is literally covered in mo...
The winery was established in 2000 and it produces around 1,000,000 bottles annually. T...
 

 Accommodations

 
The Ein-Gev holiday resort is situated on the eastern shores of the Sea of Galilee and ...
Donagracia Hotel and museum is located in downtown Tiberias and offers 65 rooms furnis...
250 rooms suitable for couples and families, including standard rooms, deluxe rooms, g...
​On the winding road between Acco and Tzfat, between Kibbutz Farod and Moshav Amirim, r...
Cities