As you know, in the past couple of months Israel has faced yet another battle against those who seek to challenge its existence. Now that things are back to normal and the level of security is as high as ever, it’s time to plan your visit to the Holy Land.  And here are the top 3 sites you need to put up in your travel diary.

1. The Old City of Jerusalem

Old City of Jerusalem,View from the Tower of David

Old City of Jerusalem,View from the Tower of David


It’s no surprise that Jerusalem, one of the most important cities in the world, comes at the top of the list. Keep in mind you will need at least 4 days to see the best of it. No visit to Jerusalem is complete without visiting these sites: The alleyways of the Jewish and Christian quarters, the Tower of David, the Western Wall, and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Also full of points of interest and historical monuments are the Via Dolorosa, Mount Zion and the Mount of Olives, where spectacular views are guaranteed!


 

2. The Dead Sea

Not far from Jerusalem is the world-renowned Dead Sea. One of the world’s saltiest bodies of water, its shores are the Earth’s lowest point of land. Surrounded by desert mountains, the Dead Sea offers a variety of beaches, where you can float on water and cover yourself in nutritious mud, famous for its health benefits.

Lowest place on Earth, The Dead Sea

Lowest place on Earth, The Dead Sea


 

3. The Mountains of the Galilee

Heading north, my next suggestion would be a visit to the Upper Galilee. Cooler weather and green covered mountains are a refreshing contrast to the desert. You can choose between many Christian sites in the area, such as the Sea of Galilee and Capernaum, or visit the nearby historical city of Safed for the ultimate Galilee experience.

Ray of light above the Galilee Mountains

Ray of light above the Galilee Mountains

 

Sourced from timesofisrael.com

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