Must-see attractions in Israel & the Palestinian Territories

  • Сomplex of underground halls, which was built and used by the Knights Hospitaller, Acre, Israel.

    Knights' Halls


    Akko's crowning attractions are the stone-vaulted Knights' Halls. Wandering these echoing chambers gives captivating insights into the medieval knights…

  • Rose garden and palms, Park Ramat Hanadiv, Israel.

    Ramat HaNadiv Gardens

    North Coast

    Walking trails weave among palm groves, rose beds and succulents at these expansive botanic gardens, 4km southwest of central Zichron Ya’akov. The gardens…

  • Dead sea salt shore. Ein Bokek, Israel; Shutterstock ID 269867162; Your name (First / Last): Lauren Keith; GL account no.: 65050; Netsuite department name: Online Editorial; Full Product or Project name including edition: Dead Sea Online Update

    Ein Bokek Beach

    Ein Bokek

    Running the length of Ein Bokek's hotel zone, this broad, clean beach – refurbished as a free, fully public amenity – is gloriously sandy. Arguably, the…

  • Beit Alpha Synagogue

    Lower Galilee

    No one was more surprised than the members of Kibbutz Heftzibah when they went out to dig an irrigation channel in 1928 and uncovered a stunning,…

  • Tishbi Winery

    North Coast

    Gastronomes won’t want to miss swirling a wine glass or three at this atmospheric vineyard, 4km south of central Zichron Ya’akov. Tishbi was established…

  • Ancient Bathhouse


    When Elias Shama and his Belgian-born wife Martina set about renovating their shop in 1993, they uncovered a network of 2000-year-old clay pipes almost…

  • Memorial Museum of Hungarian Speaking Jewry

    Upper Galilee & Golan

    Evocative artefacts (including a synagogue ark from Tokaj), photographs and documents do a masterful job of recalling the lost world of pre-WWII Hungarian…

  • Golan Archaeological Museum

    Golan Heights

    A real gem of a museum. Highlights include extraordinary basalt lintels and Aramaic inscriptions from 32 Byzantine-era Golan synagogues; coins minted…

  • Israel, Jerusalem, Old Town, The Tower of David also known as the Jerusalem Citadel

    Tower of David


    First things first: despite being referred to as the 'Tower of David', the citadel dominating views as you enter Jaffa Gate started life as a palace of…

  • Visit to Megiddo National Park, Israel; Shutterstock ID 567815371; Your name (First / Last): Lauren Keith; GL account no.: 65050; Netsuite department name: Online Editorial; Full Product or Project name including edition: Israel Update 2017

    Megiddo National Park

    North Coast

    St John predicted the last great battle on earth would take place at this sun-scorched hill, better known as Armageddon (Revelation 16:16). Aside from…

  • HAIFA, ISRAEL - JULY 17, 2008:  View on Stella Maris church of Carmelite monastery interior with dome painted by icons on July 17, 2008 in Haifa..; Shutterstock ID 741333706

    Stella Maris Carmelite Monastery


    The Carmelite Order was established in the late 12th century when Crusader-era pilgrims, inspired by the prophet Elijah, opted for a hermitic life on the…

  • HAIFA, ISRAEL - DECEMBER 4,2013: INS Mivtach, retired ship on permanent display at Clandestine Immigration and Naval Museum at the bottom of Mount Carmel.; Shutterstock ID 612169475

    Clandestine Immigration & Naval Museum


    Using a series of powerful video testimonials, this fascinating museum showcases the Zionist Movement’s determined efforts to infiltrate Jewish refugees…

  • Tel Aviv, Israel - April 5, 2016: Visitors on The Flea Market, Shuk Hapishpeshim in old district Jaffa, Tel Aviv, Israel.

    Jaffa Flea Market

    Tel Aviv

    In recent years, lots of energy has gone into giving Jaffa's Old City a tourism-triggered makeover, and the results are undeniably attractive. However,…

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    Gordon Beach

    Tel Aviv

    South from Hilton Beach, this is Tel Aviv's main beach. Well equipped with sunloungers, ice-cream shops, an outdoor gym and beach restaurants, it's…

  • Museum on the Seam

    East Jerusalem

    Located on the 'seam' (border) between East and West Jerusalem, this gallery presents rotating contemporary art exhibitions, often exploring themes of…

  • Freedom Theatre

    West Bank

    Set in Jenin's refugee camp, the Freedom Theatre has persevered in the face of unimaginable odds, including the assassination of its founder, Juliano Mar…

  • Design Museum Holon


    Ron Arad's elongated and extremely elegant swirl of red concrete and steel is one of Greater Tel Aviv's most striking examples of contemporary…

  • Carmel Market

    Tel Aviv

    Nestled between the tranquil streets of the Yemenite Quarter and the creative corridor of Nahalat Binyamin St, Tel Aviv's busiest street market is, in…

  • Nahal Iyyun Nature Reserve

    Upper Galilee & Golan

    One of the Galilee’s loveliest creek-side trails, about 3km long, follows the Iyyun (Ayun) Stream from its crossing from Lebanon into Israel, through a…

  • Gan-Garoo Australian Park

    Lower Galilee

    Kids will love this delightful little corner of Australia, where – amid Aussie vegetation – they can pet and feed friendly, free-range kangaroos. Another…

  • Herzliya Beach


    The long stretch of white sandy beaches from the marina to the Apollonia National Park is the main pull for people coming to Herzliya. Thanks to its sheer…

  • Netanya Beach


    One of Israel's best-kept and most beautiful beaches, Netanya is actually a string of 12km-long sandy shores. The further you walk away from the city…

  • Pool of Al Anazia


    Atmospheric and shaded by ancient stone structures, the 'Pool of Arches' is an underground 8th-century reservoir. The most significant structure left from…

  • Palmachim Beach


    Considered one of Israel's finest beaches, Palmachim is a natural rocky bay with a small but excellent sandy beach. It's situated west of the main town of…

  • The interior of the Nativity church, Bethlehem, West bank, Israel.

    Church of the Nativity


    For the millions of pilgrims who descend on the Holy Land every year, the Church of the Nativity is the main reason for visiting Bethlehem. The church,…

  • Gamla Nature Reserve in Israel.

    Gamla Nature Reserve

    Golan Heights

    The site of a thriving Jewish village during the late Second Temple period, Gamla dared to defy the Romans during the Great Jewish Revolt (66–70 CE) and…

  • Ruins of the old synagogue in Capernaum.


    Sea of Galilee

    The New Testament says that the prosperous lakeside village of Capernaum (estimated population 1500), on the imperial highway from Tiberias to Damascus,…

  • Superbly preserved ancient arched ceiling of stalls, National park Caesarea, Israel.

    Caesarea National Park


    The wave-lashed location of this large archaeological site enhances the experience of exploring its Roman- and Crusader-era ruins.You'll duck through…

  • Wading pools among trees in Tel Dan Nature Reserve, Northern Israel.

    Tel Dan Nature Reserve

    Upper Galilee & Golan

    This half-square-kilometre reserve, 1.6km north of Rte 99, boasts two major attractions. The first, an area of lush forest, is fed by year-round springs…

  • The house roofs are the best viewpoint, overlooking the huge building of the Dormition Abbey, with its clock tower and tiny belfries, Jerusalem, Israel.

    Church & Monastery of the Dormition


    With its round sandstone tower and graceful Romanesque-style arches, the Dormition Church is one of Jerusalem's most recognisable landmarks. The church…

  • Arched features of Belvoir Fortress, Kohav HaYarden National Park in Israel.

    Belvoir Crusader Fortress

    Lower Galilee

    Set on a hilltop 550m above the Jordan River, this Crusader fortress, measuring an impressive 110m by 110m, consists of concentric ramparts, gates,…

  • View from the top of Arbel Cliff, Arbel National park.

    Arbel National Park

    Sea of Galilee

    Towering over the Sea of Galilee and offering breathtaking views of the Golan Heights and Mt Hermon, Arbel Cliff is 181m above sea level, which makes it…

  • Yom Kippur War memorial at Quineitra viewpoint on Golan Heights with Israeli tank turret aiming towards Syria. The site overlooks the ruined town of Quneitra.

    Quneitra Viewpoint

    Golan Heights

    From high atop Mt Avital, top-secret Israel Defence Forces' electronics peer deep into Syria, but the Quneitra Viewpoint, on the volcano’s lower flanks,…

  • Cobbled street with rebuilt old stone houses in Old Town Rosh Pina.

    Old Town

    Upper Galilee & Golan

    Rosh Pina was settled in the 1870s by Jews from Tsfat and, after 1882, by immigrants from Romania. The old town consists of just three short cobblestone…

  • Cave of the Dead Sea Scrolls, known as Qumran cave 4, one of the caves in which the scrolls were found at the ruins of Khirbet Qumran in the desert of Israel.

    Qumran National Park

    Dead Sea

    World-famous for having hidden the Dead Sea Scrolls for almost 2000 years, Qumran was the site of a small Essene settlement around the time of Jesus –…

  • Ruins of Samaritan Temple on Mount Gherisim, Israel.

    Samaritan Ruins

    West Bank

    The ancient site of the Samaritan Temple is a 10-minute walk uphill from the village, via a locked gate: ring the intercom and a guard will let you…

  • Avdat National Park.

    Avdat National Park

    The Negev

    Dominating the surrounding desert, the beautifully preserved ancient Nabataean city of Avdat served as a caravan stop on the road from Petra to the…

  • Landscape with an old acacia tree in Timna Park.

    Timna Park

    The Negev

    The site of some of the world's earliest copper mines (c 5000 BCE), the Timna Valley offers an awe-inspiring desert landscape of cliffs and rock…

  • Ancient synagogue at Korazim National Park.

    Korazim National Park

    Sea of Galilee

    On a hillside overlooking the Sea of Galilee, Korazim is a good place to get an idea of the layout of a prosperous, midsized Galilean town in the time of…