Israel is a place like no other. A religious melting pot that stirs up your penchant for breathtaking landscapes of hills and valleys and not to mention, and probably less known to the world, great surfing spots. Enjoy the stillness of the Dead Sea, the multi-colored canyon of Makhtesh Ramon, and the ancient streets of Nazareth and Jerusalem. So what are you waiting for? Book that trip now and download the Israel Travel Guide and Offline Map.
1. Dead Sea
You fill uplifted in the lowest place on the face of the Earth. And how can it not when it is a thing of beauty rich in ancient history and modern mineral spas that take you to a whole new level of pampering and relaxation. As if its jagged bluffs of the Judean Desert, cleft by dry canyons that turn into raging tan torrents after a cloudburst, rise from the cobalt-blue waters of the Dead Sea, heavy with salt and oily with minerals isn't enough to make feel like you're already in paradise.
2. Masada National Park
Enjoy one the best sunsets in the world in Masada National Park. The plateau atop Masada, which measures about 550m by 270m, is some 60m above sea level – that is, about 490m above the surface of the Dead Sea. It isn't just famous for its stunning landscapes, but it is also an archaeological stunner. Excavations began in 196 and fast forward to the present you’ll be able to spot at least one of the Romans’ eight military camps and their siege wall from atop the Masada plateau.
3. Gordon Beach
South from Hilton Beach, this is Tel Aviv's main beach. Well equipped with sun loungers, ice cream shops, an outdoor gym and beach restaurants, it's popular with Tel Avivians, tourists and matkot (paddle ball) players. On Saturdays, you'll likely see group folk dancing on the boardwalk. The Gordon Swimming Pool is at the nearby marina.
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