Israel overview

Many travellers to Israel come to see the religious and historical landmarks. Israel is the Holy Land for Christians, Muslims and Jews. But the country also boasts exciting cities and the Red Sea has some of the best diving sites in the world.

Jerusalem is the most popular destination for visitors to Israel. Most of the sites can be found in the walled Old City. Here you find the Western Wall (Wailing Wall), a popular place for Jewish worship overlooked by Temple Mount. Also, visit the historic town of Bethlehem to see the Church of the Nativity.

Western Wall, Jerusalem, Israel

Western Wall, Jerusalem, Israel

Tel Aviv, the capital city, is a great place to visit. The Yemenite quarter is the best place for walking around the markets, relaxing at coffee shops and vodka bars, or exploring the great beaches nearby. Don’t miss the fascinating Diaspora Museum, and the Tel Aviv Museum of Art.

Hotels and Resorts in Israel

Eilat is a popular resort destination in the south and it is where to go for beaches and good nightlife. Take a glass-bottomed boat over the coral reefs, relax on the beaches or have a go at water sports. Visit the Dolphin Reef, where you can swim with these delightful sea mammals and watch them being fed. And you shouldn’t miss a trip to the Dead Sea, where the high salt content of the water lets you float on the surface.

Airport in Israel

Israel is not a cheap country, so expect to pay standard Western prices for accommodation and food. Even staying in mid-range hotels can be quite costly. There are direct scheduled flights to Tel Aviv’s Ben-Gurion International Airport from most major airports worldwide. It is also possible to cross by land from Egypt and Jordan.