Photo by Pavel Radzivilovsky
Float in the Dead Sea
The Lowest Point on Earth is one special place to visit. If you need to chill out, and especially if you’re feeling rundown, the Dead Sea is the ideal place in Israel to visit. Bring your newspaper along for that picture opportunity, smother some of that mineral rich Dead Sea mud on and then float on your back in the warm, salty sea. Just avoid diving in!
Feel like a knight in Old Akko
Acre (Akko), lies on the northern edge of the Bay of Acre in northern Israel and receives many Baha’i pilgrims. On its present site, Akko possesses a long history of various cultures: Israelites, Greeks, Romans, Crusaders and Arabs. Akko is a holy city in the Bahá’í Faith and has been recognized by UNESCO as a site of extraordinary significance to the world’s cultural heritage.
Tour the Old City of Jerusalem
The holy city of Jerusalem is one of the oldest cities in the world. This is the epicenter of spirituality and culture for the Jewish community, Islam and Christian faiths.
Jerusalem is commonly known as the City of Gold in Hebrew and is a place where the first century and the twenty-first century come together to make one unique and fascinating city.
The Old City of Jerusalem is a real must-see, being home to sites of key religious significance, including the Western (Wailing) Wall, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and the Dome of the Rock.
Place a prayer between the cracks of the huge stones that make up the Western Wall.
The Old City and its walls are classified as a UNESCO world heritage site.
Visit the mountain fortress of Masada
The mountain fortress of Masada stands on an isolated rock plateau in the south east of Israel, overlooking the Dead Sea. The tale of Masada is one of Jewish heroics, 1000 inhabitants committing mass suicide rather than surrendering to their Roman enemies. Take a walk up the Snake Path to the top of Masada if you’re feeling adventurous, otherwise take the cable car or try walking the Roman ramp from the Western side of Masada (much easier)
UNESCO has declared Masada National Park a World Heritage Site
Photo by Pavel Radzivilovsky
Marvel at the Baha’i Gardens in Haifa
The magical terraces of the Baha’i Gardens in Haifa must be one of the most beautiful gardens in the world and are a memorial to the founders of the Baha’i Faith, attracting pilgrims from around the world.
Haggle in the Carmel Market, Tel Aviv
The Carmel market in central Tel Aviv gives you the opportunity to hone your bargaining skills and get a taste of the real Israel. The food and spices. Amazing colors, amazing smells…listen to the stall vendors hawk their goods and taunt each other over space, prices, quality, or sports teams.
Follow Jamie Oliver’s visit in Carmel Market
Enjoy a sunset on Tel Aviv beach
The gorgeous sandy beach of Tel Aviv is the perfect spot to catch a sunset. Kick off your shoes and feel the sand between your toes as the Mediterranean laps gently at the shore just meters away. You could also wind down the day at one of the many beachside cafes, the choice is yours.