Israel’s incredible landscapes and ancient history make it a truly unique travel destination. Also known as “The Holy Land”, Israel is home to important monuments and sites from a number of the world’s most famous religions. Al-Aqsa Mosque, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and Western Wall are just a few of those. The country is extremely diverse and has plenty to do and see for travellers of all tastes and preferences.
Tel Aviv is the capital city and is very contemporary compared to much of the other historical aspects of the country. With some great beaches, a superb shopping scene and a wide-variety of cuisines to pick from, it is a cosmopolitan dream in the middle of the ancient world. The capital also serves as a great base for exploring other parts of Israel that are close by. Some of these include the famous city of Jerusalem, Akko and Haifa.
Up and down the country you will discover some truly unique things to do and see that you would struggle to find anywhere else. One of those is a visit to the spectacular Masada National Park where you have the opportunity to float and relax in the salty waters of the Dead Sea. Here is also where you will find the ancient King Herod fortress which is not only a historically significant site, but also provides amazing panoramic views of the Judean Hills.
Israel is quite an accessible but sometimes overlooked destination. It is situated only around 5 hours away by plane from the UK. The most popular airport to travel to is Tel Aviv but there are also flights to Jerusalem and Ben Gurion International. Israel experiences hot summers and mild winters due to its mixture of Mediterranean and arid climate. This makes it a great destination to visit all-year-round.