What do you know of Israel? It’s a country renowned for its breathtaking biblical sites and religious importance for Jews, Muslims and Christians alike. As spectacular and awe-inspiring as these complex and sacred locations are, tourists and travellers alike may be interested to know that there’s a lot more to this Middle Eastern country at the edge of the Mediterranean Sea.
Good food, great people, and a friendly atmosphere combined with rich cultures, diverse faiths, breathtaking landscapes, and modern life, all culminating together to create an incredible, unique experience that simply cannot be matched anywhere else. Read on for why this beautiful country should be on your travel bucket list this year.
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Hit the beaches
If it’s sun, sea and sand you’re looking for on your holiday, then in Israel you’re truly spoilt for choice. When you have the Mediterranean sea at your feet, then you get to enjoy some of the best beach experiences that the world has to offer. You’ll find beaches in Tel Aviv, as well as beaches in the Red Sea region in the south of the country in Eilat (if you like it hot then Eliat will certainly exceed your expectations), and of course no trip to this region would be complete without a visit to the Dead Sea. Where you can float all your troubles, aches and pains away in this incredible salt lake with medicinal properties.
From water sports to sunbathing, surfing or just somewhere to catch a moment of tranquillity and contentment, you’ll find something for everyone at the beach.
Discover the natural wonders
Of course, Israel is famous for its cityscapes and thought-provoking biblical sites, however, there’s also a beautiful almost untouched world just outside. With a vast array of contrasting landscapes from endless desert to mountains, you’ll need your walking shoes and a guide to experience the nature and wildlife on offer in Israel.
Ein Gedi is ideal for those wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of the city for a while and enjoy a hike in the great outdoors. With various hiking difficulty options, it’s also perfect for families. If you’re looking for animals then you’ll find them in abundance at Safari Park Ramat Gan. With a modern zoo and a drive-through safari, you can spend an entire day here and still struggle to see it all!
Discover the Vegan Scene
Did you know that Israel is known as “the vegan nation”, so whether you’re curious about a plant-based diet, or you’re hoping to indulge yourself in some authentic vegan middle-eastern dishes, then you’ve come to the right place. Vegan staples such as falafel and hummus have roots in the middle east, which means you can find these vegan staples everywhere. The warm weather means that they have an abundance of the freshest fruits and vegetables, so good quality vegan food is waiting for you. Head to Tel Aviv to get the full experience.