Yehiam Fortress

Yehiam Fortress is located on Kibbutz Yehiam, a Kibbutz that was founded in 1946 by pioneers who first lived in the fortress ruins. The pioneers were besieged behind the huge walls of the fortress in the War of Independence and visitors to the site can see their restored defensive positions. It is unknown when the Yehiam Fortress was built but was a part of the Ma’iliyah estate which was later sold to the Crusader Teutonic knights who also purchased the nearby Montfort Fortress. The fortress was conquered and destroyed by the Mamluk Sultan Baibers in 1265. Most of the remains date back to the time of the Bedouin Sheikh Daher al-Omar who ruled the Galilee region in the 1760s. He built new walls and towers and surrounded the fortress with a moat. There are incredible views of the Western Galilee to be enjoyed from the top of the fortress. There are art festivals held here, including the Renaissance Festival in Sukkot. How to get there: Kibbutz Yehiam is located 20 minutes east of Nahariya. Turn off the Nahariya-Tzfat road (no. 89) at Ga’aton Junction and take road 8833.


address: Kibbutz Yehiam

phone: 04-987-9107\04-985-6085

Open Hours: Apr-Sep 8:00-17:00, Oct-Mar 8:00-16:00

Categories : National Parks

Charlotte Noris

Hello reader. My name is Charlotte Noris and I am sure that you will definitely enjoy my blog. Do you know why? All because on the pages you will see bright and colorful photos, as well as useful information. My husband and I are freelancers, so we can travel at any time of the year. For myself, I most often plan tours in advance, but it also happens that the trip turns out to be spontaneous when I see an interesting place and a nice price. At the age of 35, I have visited more than 30 countries and do not plan to stop there. I want to visit all continents and the most secret corners of our planet.

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