Metula is a town in the Northern District of Israel. Metula is located between the sites of the Biblical cities of Dan, Abel Bet Maacah, and Ijon, bordering Lebanon. In modern Israel, Metula is known as a wealthy town popular as a tourist destination, especially for Israeli schoolchildren during summer vacation. Metula lies in the northernmost point of Israel, next to the Lebanese border 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) at 510 m above sea level. Winters are usually cold and wet, with an average annual rainfall of 900 mm, while summers are warm and dry. The river Nahal Ayoun has its sources in Lebanon, about seven kilometers north of Metula. Metula has many hotels and guest houses, some of them in century-old buildings, and charming guest cottages have been built in the courtyards of many of the homes. The moshava’s original stone houses still line the Ha-Rishonim street in downtown Metula, and the Beit ha-Ikar Farmers House Museum depicts the history of the moshava.