Here are our top 10 places to visit in Israel, in no particular order:
Old City, Jerusalem
With 3,000 years of history packed into a few city blocks, the old city has lots to offer visitors. Come see the Western Wall, Temple Mount, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Via Dolorosa, the market place and the underground tunnels, all within a short walking distance from each other.
Tel Aviv Market
Take a tour of the old flea market in Tel Aviv, where you can buy anything from combs to cucumbers. One street away you’ll find the Nachlat Benyamin artist market.
Tel Aviv Beaches
Named one of the top 10 beach cities by Lonely Planet, the Tel Aviv beaches stretch the entire length of the western edge of the city, with golden sands and crystal blue waters drawing thousands of tourists, locals, surfers, swimmers, and literally everybody else, throughout the year.
Haifa Baha’i Gardens
The most distinct tourist attraction in all of Haifa, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the beautiful Baha’i gardens straddle the side of Mount Carmel and descend towards the port. The gardens are open daily, and free tours down the terraces are available.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Masada is a breathtaking natural flat plateau above the Dead Sea housing an ancient fortress. Masada is one of the greatest archaeological sites in Israel and, perhaps, across the world. Its dramatic ascent can be made by cable-car, or up a walking path.
At the lowest point in the world (430 meters below a level), the Dead Sea is one of the world’s saltiest bodies of water. Visitors enjoy the naturally oxygen-enriched atmosphere, the buoyant water, the mineral-enriched mud and the beautiful surrounding scenery.
Sea of Galile (Lake Kinneret)
The Sea of Galilee is a magnificent geographical marvel surrounded by pretty rural agricultural settlements. The Sea of Galilee is one of the earliest settled areas in the Land of Israel and boasts archaeological ruins sitting alongside some of the first pioneering settlements in Israel, as well as religious sites, modern cities, and endless outdoor pursuits.
The Old City of Akko is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the oldest ports in the world. The old city has been shaped by the Romans, Ottomans, Crusaders, Mamelukes, Byzantines, and British. Today it is home to a coexistent mixed population of Jews, Christians and Muslims, and houses brilliantly preserved fortresses and relics.
Hiking in the Galilee
The Galilee is one of the most beautiful regions of Israel. Situated in the north of the country, it is characterized by its beautiful lush landscape with agriculture, amazing natural landforms, historic sites, and quaint rural villages.
Situated at the southern tip of Israel, visitors to Eilat enjoy the warm and dry desert climate and the amazing Red Sea surrounded by beautiful mountains.
The city is rich with grand hotels, excellent restaurants, beautiful beaches and a variety of attraction and activities.