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Visiting Israel
About Israel
Coming to Israel
Tourist Information
Main Attractions
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  Israel is small but of full of treasures for the willing tourist. Here is a taste of just a few: from the mystical sensation of history coming to life in Jerusalem, through Tel Aviv’s Mediterranean spirit and urban sophistication, to Eilat’s carefree atmosphere, the natural wonders of the Dead Sea and the enchanting Galilee area.
 
Jerusalem

Jerusalem, the capital of Israel, is one of the oldest cities in the world and sacred to the three monotheistic religions. A must for every tourist in Israel, its past is felt in every corner of the Old City, with its special ambiance, markets, and dozens of historical landmarks, including the Western Wall, Temple Mount and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.

Jerusalem is not just a major historical center, but also Israel’s Seat of Government and a lively modern city with ample cultural life. The Jerusalem Municipality website provides useful and updated information on the city's current affairs.

 Jerusalem – gov.il portal

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Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv is a city of vibrant streets and cafes, the center of Israeli commerce and business, art and culture. It enjoys a long stretch of sandy beaches, offers a bustling nightlife scene renowned worldwide and exhibits many examples of early 20th century architecture. The city center is not large and can be covered easily by foot or on bicycle, with over 70 kilometers of paved bicycle lanes.

Visit the Tel Aviv section of the Israel Tourism Portal for updated information on the city, its beaches, hotels, restaurants and clubs.

 Tel Aviv Municipality Tourist Information 
 Tel Aviv Hotel Association
 Shopping in Tel Aviv
 Tel Aviv Museums

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The Dead Sea

The Dead Sea is one of the most fascinating places on the globe. Its rich minerals water makes it a year-round attraction for tourists seeking health and relaxation. Summer or winter, you can float effortlessly in the salty water, rub yourself with mineral mud or just bask in the sun and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere. The Dead Sea area is an attraction in itself, with beautiful desert scenery and historical sites such as Masada and Qumran.

 The Dead Sea – Israel Tourism Portal
 The natural healthy resources of the Dead Sea

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Eilat

Eilat, The southernmost city in Israel, offers the unique combination of beach resort and desert tourism. Situated on the shores of the Red Sea, the city boasts a lively nightlife scene and is also a leading scuba diving spot, with a magnificent diversity of underwater life. If you tire of relaxing in the sun, you can explore the marvelous desert area around the city.

 Israel Tourism Portal: Eilat
 Eilat Hotel Association

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The North

Israel’s northern part is the land of forested mountains, valleys and streams, but also of clear-blue sea with sandy beaches, modern cities, and plenty of historical spots.

Haifa is the major city in the North, nestled between the Carmel Mountain forests and the Mediterranean. You can visit the historical cities of Acre, Nazareth and Safed, follow the footsteps of Jesus around the Sea of Galilee, tour the numerous corners of unspoiled nature around the Galilee and the Golan Heights, or relax in a pastoral country lodging in the midst of nature.

 Israel Tourism Portal: Galilee
 Parks and Nature Reserves: Golan Heights and Upper Galilee
 Parks and Nature Reserves: Northern Valleys, Mount Carmel and Sea of Galilee

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