Launching on 12th June until 3rd of October 2018. Titled the ‘Mediterranean Capital of Cool’ by the New York Times for its combination of beaches, nightlife, a buzzing cultural scene and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Tel Aviv is a must-visit. The city is also a great gateway to explore other popular destinations in Israel.
Tel Aviv is referred to as Israel’s modern, vibrant and cosmopolitan city and is an increasingly popular tourism destination. If you’re starting your journey in Tel Aviv, then some of the city’s beaches are worth a visit. With 13 official beaches, whether you’re looking to try water sports, party at a beach bar or simply relax in the sun, you will be sure to find a beach suited to you. Tel Aviv is renowned for its nightlife, with lots of popular bars and nightclubs in the city, and there are beach parties and rooftop bars to make the most of the city’s warm climate. Suramare is one of the city’s top-rated rooftops, with an extensive cocktail menu and great views over the city.
To explore the more historic sites of Tel Aviv then head to Jaffa, the ancient port city out of which Tel Aviv has now grown. This charming, historic part of the city is home to a popular outdoor flea market, art galleries and Ottoman architecture. Beyond Tel Aviv and Jaffa, there are so much more historic sites worth visiting, notably Jerusalem and Bethlehem. Jerusalem is one of the oldest and most historical cities in the world. Jerusalem’s Old City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is home to impressive religious sites including Western Wall and Temple Mount. If you’re interested in visiting the biblical birthplace of Jesus, then Bethlehem is around half an hour away from Jerusalem.
If you’re willing to travel even further, then head to the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth, which lies 431m below sea level. This salt lake surrounded by the Negev Desert is a popular spot amongst tourists, as due to the Dead Sea’s high salt concentration people can easily float in the water, and the salt is proven to be good for the skin. Masada, a UNESCO World Heritage Site which overlooks the Dead Sea, is worth the hike to the top to see amazing views of the lake.
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