Rehaniya A Circassian Gem in the Upper Galilee Rehaniya is located at the top of the Galilee on the Lebanese border. The village was founded in 1878 following an influx of Circassian families from the North Caucasus tribe. Rehaniya was built in a traditional Circassian method, which originated in the Caucasus and is known as "Kfar Homa": the houses were built next to each other, forming a rectangular village with an outward-facing wall for protection. The remains of the village have been preserved to this day.
The village contains a unique mosque whose shape reflects the classic Circassian mosques in the Caucasus. The village of Rehaniya was established with the help of the Ottoman Empire in order to utilize Circassian skills in warfare to establish order and security in the Upper Galilee region.
What else is there to see and do? Essential sites and stories: • A visit to a Circassian house and Circassian cheese factory • Circassian boutique coffee: production and tastings • Authentic Circassian cuisine at restaurants and bakeries • Circassian Museum • A tour of the village center, the Rihan spring, and the winter pool with its seasonal ecological system • Oil painting gallery • Rental of ‘MULE’ vehicles, bicycles, or go-karts • Guest lodging is available for visitors’ convenience
To book a tour, contact Hani, Local Guide: 050-6591795