Best places to visit and tour in Israel
Well, Israel might not be one of the largest countries in the world but it is pretty diverse. In almost every location you travel in Israel you will find that it is mentioned in the Bible. There are many places to tour and visit in Israel most of them being historical sites that dates back to thousands of years.
And don’t be mistaken to think that Israel is only all about history because the country is also very developed and one of the strongest country in the world despite its small size. There are also some beaches and other outdoor activities in Israel that you can be sure to explore if historical sites are not your kind of a thing. Check out some of the best places to visit in Israel.
We all know Jerusalem, as it is one of the oldest cities in the world and it has been mentioned lots of time in the Bible. The city is famously known as a city of peace but it do have a pretty violent history. Jerusalem has been attacked fifty two times and destroyed twice and besieged a record of twenty three times.
Jerusalem is also considered a holy city by three major religions in the world that is Judaism, Christianity and Islam. There are lots of places you can visit in the city and one of them is the church of the holy sepulcher where the followers of Jesus Christ believe he was buried. Also be sure to tour the tower of David the Medieval citadel before you leave the city.
Masada is situated on a high plateau that in the southern Israel overlooking the Dead Sea. The fortress has a lot of history and it was actually one the last holdout to fall to the Roman rule at the end of the Jewish Roman war 1.
In the 66 AD, the Jewish patriots captured the fortress from the romans but the Romans tried to retake the fortress 7 years later but instead of the patriots agreeing to it, they choose to commit a mass suicide.
Today, Masada is one of the top tourist destinations in Israel and one of the examples of roman fortification that remains. If you feel like you can’t make it to the top of the hill on foot, there are various car paths that you can be sure to use.
3. Dead Sea
The sea got named the Dead Sea for a reason and that reason being that it is almost 10 times salty than the ocean waters. This makes it practically impossible for anything to grow in that environment. The sea is 1400 feet below the sea level making it lowest evaluation in the world.
the salt and the minerals from the sea has been used in cosmetics for centuries and some of them has proven to have medical benefits like reliving joint pains and dealing with severe skin diseases. The hotels alongside the coast have spa and you can be sure to book a place to stay in advance.
This ancient city that is located near the red sea has been serving as a port city for thousands of years since the days of the wise king Solomon. It is the Israel’s southernmost city and you can be sure of having ultimate fun in the beaches and enjoy a change of climate. As a matter of fact, the city has some of the best diving spots in the world because of its beautiful coral reef located in the place.
It provides some of the most magnificent and outstanding array of sea life. There are other attraction sites in the city that include king city which is bible based family theme park, enjoy bird watching in the location and don’t forget to witness the greatness of the Solomon’s pillars as well as the oldest copper mine in the world.
5. Tel Aviv
The second largest city in Israel also deserves your time attention as it has pretty of things to offer more especially if you are into nightlife. This is a town you don’t want to miss if you love partying. Several magazines have ranked Tel Aviv as the best place to visit in the world. The Mediterranean beaches and the magnificent museums are among of the things that makes Tel Aviv one of the best places to visit in Israel. It is definitely one of the places you don’t want to miss when you are in Israel.
6. Sea of Galilee
The Sea of Galilee is as a matter of fact the lowest freshwater lake in the entire world while the lowest salt water lake being the Dead Sea. The sermon on the mountain by Jesus is believed to have been given on the hill that overlooks the great Sea of Galilee.
The Sea of Galilee is one of the top destinations for the Christians pilgrims who want to see the Sea of Galilee where Jesus Christ walked on water. The place also has some beautiful places to hike around including the 40 mile hiking trail that Jesus followed during his ministry in Galilee. The Jordan River is also located in Galilee, so if you want to see where Jesus was baptized, you might want to consider visiting Galilee.