Narrowing down Israel’s top attractions into a “must do” list is a tough one. But, here it is, our attempt at bringing you the best of the Holy Land!
Float in the Dead Sea
The Lowest Point on Earth is a special place to visit. If you need to chill out, and especially if you’re feeling rundown, the Dead Sea is the ideal place in Israel to visit. Bring your newspaper along for that picture opportunity, smother some of that mineral rich Dead Sea mud on, and float on your back in the warm, salty sea. Just avoid diving in!
Stand at the edge of the Ramon Crater
An amazing geological feature of Israel’s southern desert, located about an hour south of Beersheva, the crater is 40 km long and 2-10 km wide, almost heart shaped, and naturally carved out by water and climate erosion. The largest crater in the world, it sinks some 500m at its deepest point. Get an amazing view of the Ramon crater from the Mitzpeh Ramon visitor center where you can stand at the edge of the world’s largest crater!
Visit the mountain fortress of Masada
The mountain fortress of Masada stands on an isolated rock plateau in the south east of Israel overlooking the Dead Sea. The tale of Masada is one of Jewish heroics, 1000 inhabitants not surrendering to their Roman enemies. Take a walk up the Snake Path to the top of Masada if you’re feeling adventurous!
Marvel at the Baha’i Gardens in Haifa
The terraces of Baha’i in Haifa are possibly just off the primary tourist track. But they really should be added to your visit to Israel! The Baha’i gardens are easily some of the most beautiful gardens in the world!
Make sure you check back Tuesday for part 2 of our top things to experience in Israel!
Originally posted at iGoogledIsrael