What to see in Israel

Israel Attractions

As the birthplace of Christianity, Judaism and Islam, Israel is densely packed with enough religious and historical attractions and experiences to last a lifetime.

Lovers of sun, sand and sea should head to the renowned Red Sea and enjoy floating in its crystalline waters; or for a rejuvenating experience, visit one of the many Dead Sea spa resorts. Israel's popular tourist destination of Masada, located in the Judean Desert, is a must for anyone in the area

Some of the country's most fascinating attractions include the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Citadel of David. Bethlehem is worth a visit, as is Nazareth - two of the most important Christian holy sites - while Yad VaShem is a moving and interesting memorial to the Holocaust, providing a multifaceted tribute to the millions of Jews who died during World War II.

The best time of year to visit is during the spring (March/April) and autumn months (September/October), when the weather is cooler and more tolerable for tourists. Since travelling distances are not great in Israel, it's often better to drive to some places than to catch a plane. There are good public transport systems in place in the major cities. The best way to experience Israel is to hire a car and take a relaxed approach to seeing the country and exploring all the religious and historical sites it has to offer.

Beit She'an National Park

Beit She'an was established in the 5th century BC. Its hilltop location made the settlement strategically valuable, meaning…

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Bethlehem is just six miles (10km) south of Jerusalem, and is a major tourist attraction for pilgrims and visitors alike.…

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Herod the Great established the ancient port city of Caesarea 2,000 years ago as a tribute to the Roman Emperor, Augustus…

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Church of the Holy Sepulchre

As the site of Jesus' crucifixion, burial and resurrection, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre is the holiest Christian…

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Citadel or Tower of David

Called the Tower of David, Jerusalem's Citadel is a medieval fortress with architectural elements from later periods.…

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Eretz Israel Museum (The Land of Israel Museum)

The Eretz Israel Museum's unique layout and character make it more like a park than a standalone establishment. It is…

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The mountaintop fortress of Masada (sometimes spelled Massada) is one of Israel's most popular and remarkable tourist…

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Nazareth is one of the most important Christian holy sites, attracting pilgrims from all over the world. Jesus spent…

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Temple Mount (Al-Haram al-Sharif)

Temple Mount is tremendously important to Jews, Muslims and Christians alike. Located within the Old City's walled section,…

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The Dead Sea

The Dead Sea and its immediate environment have many natural wonders. Wellness travellers are most interested in the…

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Yad VaShem

The museum documents and commemorates the events of the Holocaust, and also furthers education through ongoing research…

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