Read about some of the places you must see when you visit Israel. The Dead Sea, Eilat, Masada and many more.
The Dead Sea Photo credit: Doron Horowitz/ Flash 90
The Dead Sea is famous for being the Earth’s lowest point. Enjoy floating on the salty water and letting your body soak up all the natural medical properties. Cover yourself in mineral rich mud, relax and enjoy the beaches and the beautiful scenery of the Negev Desert.
Masada is an ancient fortification from the time of the Roman Empire built by King Herod. The beautiful view of the Dead Sea and the desert surround the mountain. The site portrays an interesting and heroic story of the last of the Jewish freedom fighters against the Roman army that must be heard by anyone coming to Israel. Entering the site costs approximately 10 dollars.
Old City Jerusalem
The Old City of Jerusalem is considered one of the world’s most significant religious spots, housing the Dome of the Rock, the al-Aqsa Mosque, the Temple Mount, Western Wall and Church of Holy Sepulchre. Get lost among the Muslim Quarter, Christian Quarter, Armenian Quarter and Jewish Quarter and taste some of the best food in the world.
Masada Photo credit: Hadas Parush/Flash 90
Eilat is Israel’s southernmost city and the country’s most popular holiday resort. Scuba dive in the Red Sea, swim with dolphins, relax on the beach, shop until you drop and party all night. Caution! Temperatures reach over 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) in the summer.
Tel Aviv beach
Israel has a seemingly endless number of beaches, with Tel Aviv’s at the forefront. People walk, jog, bike, play beach volleyball or just enjoy relaxing on these fun and beautiful beaches. Enter the warm water of the Mediterranean Sea and don’t be afraid of sharks (only jellyfish sometimes). Of course, there are great cafes and restaurants everywhere. It’s very recommended to stay for the sunset. Warning! If you come with a car, get ready to spend the day looking for parking or paying a high parking fee.
Swim with the dolphins in Eilat Photo credit: Nati Shohat/ Flash 90
Tel Aviv night out
After taking the much-needed nap from a long day relaxing on the beach, every person must enjoy a night out in Tel Aviv.
Sea of Galilee
The Sea of Galilee, also known as the Kinneret or Lake Tiberias, is a large freshwater lake in northern Israel. The Sea of Galilee has a special significance for Christian pilgrims as it is the place where Jesus performed some of his miracles, such as walking on water. The lake is only minutes away from the famous Jordan River.
The mountains of galilee
The mountains of galilee are famous for their beauty. Many Israelis visit them weekly and hike in the beautiful nature.
Tel Aviv beach Photo credit: Miriam Alster/Flash 90
Old Jaffa is an ancient port city in Israel. A community of Muslims, Christians and Jews live together peacefully in the city. Artists everywhere, amazing food (try the hummus!), a beautiful promenade and a very romantic atmosphere make the city an amazing place to visit.
The Baha’i Gardens, Haifa
Haifa’s Baha’i Gardens boast over half a million visitors a year. The gardens are made of 19 terraces on Mount Carmel and are most holy site of the Bahai faith. The gardens are open to everyone between 9:00-17:00 and are free of charge.
The Baha’i Gardens Photo credit: Miriam Alster/Flash 90