The 5 most beautiful places in Israel

Israel is really one of the most beautiful places on earth. In the north you can find snow and in the south you find the tropics. In the North you can see forests, in the east you find mountains, in the south you find jungle and desert. It’s really, truly amazing.

For the tourists this is paradise.

Here are my choices of the five most beautiful places in Israel.

1. Ramon Crater in the Negev

Ramon Crater
Ramon Crater

The Ramon Crater is 40 kilometers long and 2 to 10 kilometers wide, shaped like an elongated heart. It is a part of the Ramon Nature reserve that includes also the surrounding Negev mountains. The crater is 500 m. deep, and encompasses the vast diversity of mountains and rocks having fantastic colors and forms. High and impressive mountains rise at the borders of the crater – Har Ramon in the southern end, Har Ardon in the northeastern end; two beautiful table mountains – Har Marpek and Har Katom are along the southern wall.

2. Bahai Gardens in Haifa

Bahai Gardens and Shrine

The Bahá’í Gardens in Haifa comprise a staircase of nineteen terraces extending all the way up the northern slope of Mount Carmel. The geometry of the complex is built around the axis connecting it with the City of ‘Akko, which also has great historical and sacred significance for Bahá’ís. At its heart stands the golden-domed Shrine of the Báb, which is the resting place of the Prophet-Herald of the Bahá’í Faith. The Bahá’í Gardens in Haifa are open from 9:00 to 17:00, seven days a week, but the inner gardens near the shrine close at 12:00 noon.

3. Ein Gedi near Dead Sea

Ein Gedi
Ein Gedi

Ein Gedi is an oasis in the desert and a green Garden of Eden in the wilderness. It is situated on the shore of the Dead Sea – the lowest place on Earth – at the feet of majestic mountains and cliffs.

One of the most exciting places in Israel, Ein Gedi combines a wild, natural setting with a primeval panorama, history and archaeology, tourist attractions, and spas. Its unique climate and atmosphere make it a place for a unique desert adventure.

4. Jerusalem

Jerusalem by Night

As a holy city for Judaism, Christianity and Islam, Jerusalem has always been of great symbolic importance. Among its 220 historic monuments, the Dome of the Rock stands out: built in the 7th century, it is decorated with beautiful geometric and floral motifs. It is recognized by all three religions as the site of Abraham’s sacrifice. The Wailing Wall delimits the quarters of the different religious communities, while the Resurrection rotunda in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre houses Christ’s tomb.

5. Golan

Banias waterfall in the Golan
Banias waterfall in the Golan

Banias Waterfall – The Banias Waterfall is among the most popular natural attractions in the country – and has been for thousands of years. In a cave near the spring are the remains of an ancient temple built in honor of Pan, the Greek god of the forests. Roman and old Crusader ruins also be visited at Banias, but the real attractions are the waterfalls, including the country’s largest, and some inviting pools.

Mount Hermon

Mount Hermon – Towering above the north end of the Golan is Mount Hermon (2,814 meters/9,232ft), with several ranges radiating from it. It’s a ski-resort.

Nimrod Fortress
Nimrod Fortress

Nimrod Fortress – From this 13th-century Syrian fortress, constructed to defend the waters of Banias below, one gains a spectacular view of the Northern Galilee and the Naphtali Hills beyond

Khamat Gader in Golan
Khamat Gader in Golan

Khamat Gader – The site’s renovated Roman baths and a range of other attractions, including treatments and massages, a water park, and a crocodile farm, as well as restaurants. Khamat Gader was established in the 2nd century AD by the Roman Empire’s 10th Legion.

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