It didn’t take long for my husband to begin referring to the town of Amirim as “the veggie village.” This happened upon our discovery that Amirim is, in fact, Israel’s first vegetarian village. Incidentally, I was looking into staying there prior to any awareness of its veggie-loving status! Moreover, my husband and I are not vegetarians. We do adore vegetables though; and we have a high value for those who create fabulous dishes using vegetables. We also both enjoy raw recipes and unusual experiences – culinary and otherwise. Thus, we landed upon Amirim.
We stayed at Nof 10 in a log cabin with an inspiring view. It was phenomenal. Having lived in Israel three years myself, I’d never known of Amirim nor the glory of the views in that part of the Galilee region. Plus, our host was very peaceful and pleasantly inconspicuous. He came to make sure our fridge was stocked and to inquire if we needed anything; and that was sweet. We felt taken care of and fantastically isolated and serene. It was a rapturously golden experience.
Additionally, the village itself was very charming: consisting of one main loop and a handful of quaint restaurants, a post office, a grocery store, and at least ten spas and/or guesthouses. It was altogether tranquil and very much the respite we were longing for. If you are in Israel, seek out Amirim and the views at Nof 10. Few things frame the Sea of Galilee with the austere, but attention-getting preciousness of the window in that log cabin.