What to see in Israel
Tel Aviv is considered the center of Israel, it is a noisy and young city. The city should go for the sake of an atmosphere of lightness, carefree, warm sea, the famous flea markets and ancient streets of Jaffa. In Tel Aviv, you can also come for a gastro tour. Favorite breakfast of Israelis believe: olives, fresh bread, cheese from Safed, hummus, shakshuka, white wine. In Tel Aviv, you can try the Mediterranean fish, which fishermen bring to the port of old Jaffa and there also served in small restaurants. Jaffa is the oldest district of Tel Aviv, with narrow streets, cafes and galleries. On the flea market, it’s best to be here on Friday, and visiting the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, on the contrary, is better to plan for a weekday.
Going to Jerusalem, you must hire a guide. They in Israel study their profession for two years, after they receive a license. In Jerusalem, it is worth exploring the dungeons, roofs and tunnels. For several thousand years, this city was captured by Persians, Greeks, Romans, Crusaders, Arabs, and Englishmen. And all of them not only destroyed the city, but also brought something of their own.
In the south of Jerusalem is the Negev desert. It stretches to the border with Egypt and Saudi Arabia, to the Red Sea and the resort town of Eilat. On the way to the desert, you can not only swim in the Dead Sea on the beach, but also visit the resort, where there is not only a beach, but a spa – they will offer a complex of procedures based on salts and minerals of the Dead Sea. Along the way, you should visit the ancient fortress of Masada, the main symbol of independent Israel.
It was built by King Herod as a reserve residence in case of an attack by neighboring peoples or Romans. The cable car leads to the fortress, but you can also go on foot. From the top there is an excellent view of the Dead Sea and the desert. Here is the ancient city of Sodom with a column of rock salt, “Lot’s Wife”, a crater in Mitzpe Ramon, Bedouin camps, oases and the night sky, not illuminated by the lights of the city – the desert is amazingly interesting, but truly severe. In summer, at a daytime temperature of +50 oC, a trip can be dangerous, so it is better to postpone this trip for the winter, and in summer it is worth to go north.