Tourism in Israel
The Garden of Gethsemane, seen from Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. According to the New Testament, this was the place where Jesus prayed, and his disciples slept the night before his "death" by crucifixion.
Destination Israel - Travel
and Tour Guides
), Tel Aviv
(a major city on the Mediterranean coast, Jaffa Port), Haifa (port city at Mount Carmel, Hanging Gardens), Eilat (Coral Beach Nature Reserve), Old City of Acre (historic walled port-city from the Phoenician period), Masada
Lakes: Sea of Galilee (or Lake of Gennesaret, the lake Jesus walked on, the lowest freshwater lake on Earth), Dead Sea (the lowest saltwater lake on Earth), Beit Shean National Park (Roman theater)
Find accommodation, attractions, festivals, events, tours, and much
Israel's official tourism web site.
Israel Ministry of Tourism
Israel's even more official tourism web site.
Guide to the largest "Natural Spa" in the world.
The Noble Sanctuary
A tour guide to the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock.
Western Galilee Tourist
A travel and tourism guide to the Galilee region. (in Hebrew)
The old port of Jaffa with Tel Aviv in the background.
The Municipality of Jerusalem.
Official tourism information for Jerusalem.
Municipality of Haifa.
Haifa official tourism information.
Nazareth city guide.
Tel Aviv-Jaffa official.
The Necropolis of Bet She'arim, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, consists of a series of catacombs. In the 2nd century AD the catacombs were the primary Jewish burial place outside Jerusalem; the image is from Catacomb 4.
Image: ? Tsvika Tsuk
UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Israel
There are nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Israel (see the List
Old City of Acre
Acre is a historic walled port-city with continuous settlement from the time of the Phoenicians. Today's city is characteristic of a fortified town from the Ottoman 18th and 19th centuries with typical urban components such as a citadel, mosques, caravanserais, and baths.
Incense Route - Desert Cities in the Negev
The four Nabatean cities of Haluza, Mamshit, Avdat, and Shivta in the Negev Desert were located along important trade routes for incense and myrrh from southern Arabia. The towns had buildings such as fortresses and caravanserais, and they cultivated the landscape with sophisticated irrigation systems. The sites served as a stopover for the main trade route from Petra, the capital of the Nabatean Empire in Jordan, to Mediterranean ports.
Biblical Tels - Megiddo, Hazor, Beer Sheba
Archaeological sites of historic settlement mounds, known as tels. Megiddo, Hazor, and Beer Sheba in southern Israel are representative of tels that contain substantial remains of settlements with biblical connections associated with events portrayed in the bible.
Bahá'i Holy Places in Haifa and the Western Galilee
The Bahá'i Holy Places in Haifa and Western Galilee were inscribed for their spiritual meaning and the testimony they bear to the strong tradition of pilgrimage in the Bahá'i faith. The property includes the two most holy places in the Bahá'í religion associated with the founders, the Shrine of Bahá'u'lláh in Acre and the Shrine of the Báb in Haifa.