10 things to do in Israel
There is no other such place in the world, which would combine so different milestones of history, religion and culture. Jerusalem is one of the oldest of the existing cities – divided into four quarters: Armenian, Christian, Muslim and Jewish. This feature has turned the city to the center of attraction for pilgrims from around the world. Vintage buildings, towering stone walls and colorful markets – only a small part of the attractions that make a visit to Jerusalem an unforgettable experience for everyone who comes here. In the old Jerusalem there are many religious objects: the wall of crying, the Al-Aqsa mosque, the church of the Mernel, the mosque of the rock. Old Jerusalem – a sacred city for Jews, Muslims and Christians, and the new city of Jerusalem offers several other entertainment for tourists who do not want to limit oneself to visiting religious places, and love to relax: museums, nightclubs, shops, etc.
2. Lie on the water of the Dead Sea
Many people come here in order to experience the feeling of freedom: the salty water of the Dead Sea is eight times the most tight water of the ordinary seas, so you will not be able to get up nor drown. An ideal place to learn to swim or just lie down in the sun and read the newspaper. Do not try to make a dive and do not jump into the water – your eyes can hardly be grateful to you. By the way, the Dead Sea enjoys attention from those tourists who want to correct health: on the coast you will meet a large number of mud medical centers, and salted water itself is rich in such elements like magnesium, bromine, sodium, potassium, etc.
3. Wash the Bahaji gardens in Haifa
Some tourists call them the eighth miracle of the world, and it is worth saying, quite deserved! Bahai gardens that are located on Mount Karmel in Haifa, broken in the form of a colorful multistage cascade of hanging terraces. Bahaji gardens – one of the most beautiful in the world (and will undoubtedly be added to your list "Must See") and are a monument to the founders of the Bahai faith, attracting pilgrims from around the world. Gardens are open for visiting every day and completely free. If you wish, you can also take an excursion to learn more about the young faith of Bahai.
4. Stroll through Jaffe
Jaffa is one of the oldest cities in the world, which existed as port 4000 years ago, took Egyptian and Phoenician sailors in their marine vigi. It was here who once built a ark, and Perseus freed Andromed, managed to visit here and crusaders, and then Napoleon. Now Jaffa is a popular tourist destination of Israel: here you can meet the quarters of artists and their numerous galleries, craft workshops, souvenir and antique shops, cafes and restaurants. But the most diverse is the zodiac quarter, where all the streets are named after the signs of the zodiac. Tourists from both Israel and from abroad come here all year round to admire the beauty of the renovated Harbor Jaffa, dine in local restaurants or just wander through the streets.
5. Rise to the fortress of Masada
Masada – an ancient fortress, located on top of a huge impregnable rock in the western part of the Jewish desert in the south-east of Israel, not far from the Dead Sea coast. It is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Twice a week (on Tuesdays and Thursdays) From April to October, a show at the local amphitheater, which reproduces the history of Masada, which originates in 25 BC, when King Herod I built it to defend himself and his family. The fortress remained almost untouched by a person in the past two millennia because of his geographic remoteness. Thanks to this, many vintage buildings were successfully saved, while others restored. From all sides, the strength surrounds the sheer cliffs, and from the side of the Dead Sea to the very top leads a narrow "snake trail". Try to climb to the top, but if you are scared, you can use the cable car. At the top you will see the Palace of Herod I, in which the preserved chambers, design in the form of mosaic and others.
6. Look into the underwater world
The secrets of the underwater world of the Red Sea will no longer be for you such if you visit the underwater observatory in Eilat. Turtles, sharks, skates, dozens of rare and endangered fish, coral aquariums – all this can be viewed in this unique sights of Eilat, which was opened in 1975. In addition, it is real here to observe the process of feeding the inhabitants of the Red Sea, who wanted to dive in the Batiskfe, to acquire souvenirs, pearls, jewelry, and for especially inquisitive visitors, the observatory serves as a research and development center. This is the place where it will be interesting and which will not leave indifferent both children and adults.
7. See crater Ramon
Truly the geological miracle of the Negev desert is located approximately an hour to south of Beer Shev (in the south of Israel). 40-kilometer crater Ramon, located here, is the biggest on the planet! Scientists are still unknown, what is its origin, but many shared the opinion that the cause was the fall of a giant meteorite. The deepest point of the bottom of the crater, in its form resembling a heart, is located at a mark of 500 meters! In the center of Crater – Ardon Mountain, with a stunning view of the whole crater.
eight. Touch of antiquity
AccCo is one of the main attractions of Israel, because the history of this city has been continuing over 4 thousand years! It is 20 kilometers north of the city of Haifa on the Sea of Mediterranean. Because of its convenient geographical location, AKKO has served as an important shopping city for a long time, so there are a lot of events here. The city survived the era of the influence of the Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Crusaders, Turks, and others. And by the number of different important historical places and monuments accoly is hardly inferior to Jerusalem. Definitely, it is worth visiting this city to imbued with the spirit of the ancient Middle East.
nine. Walking shopping in the carmel market
ten. Relax in Eilat
Eilat is the place where it is worth going if you want to enjoy snorkeling, see a colorful coral reef, swim along with exotic fish in crystal clear water. In Eilat, almost all year round is excellent weather, so you don’t need to get ready for a long time and plan: it is enough to get the scuba from the closet and forward! Although it is not necessary to take it, in Eilat there are several decent diving centers, where you can not only rent out the equipment, but also to hone your skills in special occupations. Eilat has its own airport, so easy to get here.