Here is a list of places in Israel – some are world-famous, while others are a bit more obscure but equally wonderful. On your next vacation, make sure to include these must-see attractions in your itinerary.
The Old City of Jerusalem
Jerusalem is a sacred place to three of the world biggest religions, namely Islam, Christianity, and Judaism. The Old City, with its ancient walls is a holy pilgrimage site to millions of people from all around the world. When you visit Jerusalem, you will see many of these pilgrims visiting holy relics and temples. Your visit to Israel will not be complete without seeing the most important sites within the walls of Jerusalem.
While Jerusalem is the capital city of Israel and the bastion of religion and spirituality, Tel Aviv is its modern cultural and commercial center. If you want to savor the very best that cosmopolitan Israel has to offer, then make sure to book a hotel in the city, make a reservation at the best restaurants, and spend sunny days at the beach. If you elect to drive from Jerusalem to tell Aviv, pass through Sculpture Road, which is located in the President’s Forest off the Jerusalem-Tel Aviv Highway. This is a 10-kilometer stretch of road that features creative, environment-friendly artworks that will astound you. It starts at Route 44.
Masada and Caesarea Maritim
In the southeast region of the country, there is a rock plateau, which overlooks the Dead Sea. This is the location of what remains of the isolated mountain fortress of Masada. The top of the plateau can be reached by a cable or, or the alternative route-the Snake Path, which requires walking. Masada has grim history. It is the place where its 10000 inhabitants elected to take their lives instead of surrendering to Roman rule. Aside from the settlement, ruins of the Roman battle area can still be seen to this day.
Another interesting archaeological site found in Israel is Caesara Maritim. The 2,000-year-old ruins offer visitors a picturesque venue for concerts in a restored Roman theater. The site also offers breathtaking, panoramic views of the sea. Herod the Great built Caesaria.
Makhtesh Ramon in the Negev Desert
The Ramon Crater in the Negev Desert is the largest of its kind in the world. It is 2-10 kilometers wide in places, 500 meters at its deepest, and 40 kilometers long. This geological feature is the result of millions of years of wind and water erosion. Tourists can get the best view of the whole crater from the Mitzpeh Ramon visitor center.
Bird watching at Lake Hula
This location is not as famous as Israel’s other landmarks, but it is definitely worth visiting, especially for bird lovers. Lake Hula is in Northern Galilee on the road between Tiberias and Kiryat Shmona. The Lake is located right at the Syrian-Africa Rift. In the latter part of the year, it becomes a watering hole for 400 species of migrating birds counting more than 500 million in number. Because of its importance in the annual migration of birds such as egrets, cormorants, storks, pelicans, and cranes, the area is now a nature preserve where you can spend a leisurely time biking and enjoying a picnic.
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