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Spots of Israel
Tel Aviv is a pulsating metropolis known as “the City that never stops”. It boasts miles of clean golden beaches, yet just a few minutes from the shore are busy tree-lined streets and boulevards: Dizengoff, Ben Yehuda and Allenby – full of shops, restaurants and bars.
By night, Tel Aviv offers something for everyone: lively open-air cafes, exhibitions and shows, discotheques, theatre and classical concerts. Leave the noise and busy lights of Tel Aviv and just a short ride away is Jaffa, with its cobbled streets and enchanting artists quarter.
There are galleries and studios as well as a good selection of restaurants, and romantic nightspots. Jaffa’s character is unique. For the visitor interested in touring, Tel Aviv is also an ideal base from which the whole country can easily be reached.
A city of archaeology, history and culture, hundreds of thousands of visitors arrive each year contributing to the city’s truly International flavour. As a focal point of three religions – Judaism, Christianity and Islam, Jerusalem is a city of enduring faith and intriguing sights.
To appreciate the soul of the holy city, you have to wander through the City of David to the Dome of the Rock, the Western Wall and the Holy Sepulchre. Trace in Jerusalem the holy paths of King David, Jesus and Mohammed.
As the capital of Israel, Jerusalem offers visitors a range of fascinating museums, including the Israel Museum where the Dead Sea scrolls are housed, and Yad Vashem, the country’s memorial to the victims of the Holocaust.
The Dead Sea is the lowest point on earth, at 1,320 feet below sea level. It is also the planet’s saltiest and most mineral rich body of water. The Dead Sea’s low altitude, oxygen-charged air, heat and low humidity contribute to a feeling of well being. Enter the Dead Sea and because of the water’s high specific gravity, you will experience a floating sensation!
The area’s thermal mineral springs and natural black mud have been famous for centuries for their cosmetic and medicinal properties. Roman pharmacologists used to recommend the application of Dead Sea bitumen to help heal gladiators’ wounds. Today, it is known how to derive maximum benefit from the therapeutic Dead Sea minerals. A holiday at the Dead Sea gives you the chance to relax and recharge yourself.
Dominating the skyline at the Dead Sea is the mountain fortress of Massada where the Jews made their last stand in a revolt against the Romans. To the north of the Dead Sea are the Qumran caves where the famous Dead Sea scrolls were discovered. Don’t miss the fabulous Ein Gedi nature reserve created around the oasis of the Ein Gedi spring.
On the plain of Sharon and overlooking the Mediterranean lies Netanya, a young thriving resort town which offers a wide range of activities, entertainment and events.
Netanya offers some of the best beaches in the country. Encounter here a wide choice of water activities and a truly International atmosphere. Netanya is filled with paths and gardens making it ideal for those wishing to stroll, relax and take in the sea air. Netanya’s tree-lined pedestrian walkways, numerous cafes, restaurants and shopping centres all contribute to the resort’s exceptional appeal. Netanya serves as the perfect base for touring Israel.
Located in the centre of the country, a range of exciting day trips can be organised via guided tours, by public transport or hiring a car.
Located some twenty minutes north of Tel Aviv, Herzlya offers a relaxing alternative to the non-stop action of its neighbouring city. Herzlya boasts beautiful blue waters and endless golden beaches.
This charming resort is known for its shady avenues and luxury villas. Despite its quiet atmosphere, Herzlya offers a good selection of shops and restaurants.
Herzlya’s newly constructed marina is the largest in the Middle East. Herzlya is the ideal base for those who want to unwind and relax in an exclusive environment and yet be within easy reach of Tel Aviv’s entertainment facilities.
Haifa characterizes all the beauty Israel has to offer. Haifa is a modern city where the green slopes of Mount Carmel roll down to meet the blue water of the port.
The home of five different religious communities, Haifa is dotted with numerous religious sites. The gardens surrounding the Bahai shrine are some of the most beautiful in the Middle East. Haifa is an ideal base for exploring the Northern Mediterranean coast and the Galilee.
Eilat is arguably the country’s top International holiday resort and is an ideal choice for those seeking sun, sea, amusement and rest.
Eilat is a watersports paradise for both novices and the experienced. Scuba dive or snorkle in the clear blue waters of the Red Sea. Choose from windsurfing, waterskiing, banana rides or even swimming and diving with dolphins.
Eilat by night is transformed – providing non-stop entertainment. Most of the hotels have their own shows and nightclubs. In addition, the visitor will find a big selection of bars, cafes, restaurants and nightclubs.
By day tourists can venture into the desert by jeep and explore the beautiful emptiness of areas such as King Solomon’s copper mines at Timna. Eilat’s dry climate means that it is a great year-round destination promising natural beauty, fun, rest and excitement.
Tiberias is located on the Sea of Galilee and is surrounded by breathtaking mountains and rich green vistas providing the visitor with a truly relaxing atmosphere.
Lakeside promenades with restaurants serving the famous St. Peter’s fish and picturesque boating marinas all help create the spirit of Tiberias. The shore city of Tiberias is the ideal touring base for discovering the many faces of Israel’s North with its wealth of ancient and holy sites.
On the slopes of Mount Canaan in the Upper Galilee lies the town of Zefat, one of the four sacred cities of Israel and the birth place of Jewish mysticism. Zefat’s clean air and majestic panorama have attracted a large colony of artists. The older neighbourhoods of the town, with their steep alleyways and old synagogues cannot fail to enchant the visitor.
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