Located at the intersection of Europe, Asia and Africa, Israel is one of the most significant countries in the Middle East, which is situated alongside the eastern coastline of the Mediterranean Sea. Israel is an attractive land that includes various historical and religious sites as well as modern beach resorts, archaeological tourism, heritage tourism and ecotourism.
The Middle East country of Israel, having a moderate climate, is frequented with numerous travelers throughout the year. Israel displays hundreds of scaled down models of buildings and also a wide array of sacred sites. This astounding combination of tradition and modernity has made Israel a magnificent travel destination. Some of the popular destinations of Israel are listed below:
Jerusalem , the capital of Israel is a popular destination for both religious and non-religious travelers. It is of supreme historical and spiritual importance. It has a network of museums, and concerts and archaeological treasures that interact with the daily life of the city. The popular attractions are the Western(Wailing)Wall, Dome of the Rock, Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial, Israel Museum, garden Tomb, Mount Olives to name a few.
Tel Aviv is the second largest city of Israel and contains most part of the largest and most populous metropolitan area of Israel. In Tel-Aviv you can find the best nightlife Israel has to offer. Some of the tourist attractions are the Museum of the Jewish Diaspora, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Shalom Tower, The Great Synagogue, Ja’ama’a-el-Bahr Sea Mosque are just a few of them.
Bethlehem is the birthplace of Jesus and a famous site for Christian pilgrimage. Visitors should not miss the Church of the Nativity on Manger Square. It is one of the oldest surviving Christian Churches. The other important religious sites are Church of St. Catherine, Milk Grotto, Rachel’s Tomb and Shepherds’ Fields.
Israel’s popular destinations are not limited to the above mentioned places. Places like Tiberius, Haifa, Eilat, Netanya, Zafed, Nazareth, Nablus and Golan Height should also be visited by the travelers. The very name Israel evokes images of ancient architecture, religious significance and picturesque locales. It is an invigorating experience traveling through this ancient country.