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#Pakal_Kafe: Ein Kanaf

re's an interesting fact about Israelis - They like to take a #Pakal_Kafe with them on hikes in nature, or when they visit their nearby ma'ayan (spring). (or sometimes use them at home!)

Why do you ask? Well, simply because there is nothing more Israeli than enjoying the outdoors with a nice steaming glass of fresh coffee (*Don't worry, there is always emergency tea for the non-coffee drinkers).

>>> So we @iKonnect decided to hop on this trend!

Two levels of the pools at Ein Kanaf
Enjoy the choice of two pools at Ein Kanaf / Shifra Gottlieb

The story

In the Golan Heights, near the Kanaf Yishuv, close to ancient synagogue ruins, you will find the Ein Kanaf Maayan. The area was all once a Syrian village, and the ancient synagogue was destroyed in an earthquake in 749.

The area of the maayan was built in commemoration of Asher Novik, an IDF reservist soldier that was killed in the Second Lebanon War.

A pakal kafe kit set up at the edge of the Ein Kanaf pool
Don't forget to bring your pakal kafe! / Shifra Gottlieb

What to expect?

The maayan fills three artificial pools, that are always filled with clean clear water. There are picnic tables in the shade, making it a perfect spot for a nice relaxing afternoon to enjoy a hot cup of coffee from a pakal kafe.

One of the pools at Ein Kanaf
Doesn't this look refreshing! / Shifra Gottlieb

What you need to know!

  • Payment & hours: Free and unlimited hours

  • Distance from the parking lot: Nearby

  • Best season to visit: All year long

  • Family-friendly? Yes


Take Road 869 to Kanaf. Turn into the Kanaf Yishuv and follow the main road until you reach a sign for the "Dir Aziz Synagogue" and on the right of the sign, you will see the path leading to the maayan. There is parking right near the maayan and it is handicap accessible. *You can enter this location into Google Maps or type into Waze נחל כנף.


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