Cheap holidays in Israel 2019 - last minute travel deals in Israel
Holidays in Israel
Israel is a heart of Christianity and Judaism. Being an important place for Muslims as well, it's not surprising that country attracts millions of pilgrims every year. Most of the visitors come to Jerusalem a sacred ancient city that attracts even non-religious people from all over the world.
Jerusalem one of the oldest cities of the world
The Holy City was built about 3000 B.C. and was destroyed at least twice during its long and difficult history. The oldest part of the city is divided onto 4 quarters: Jewish, Christian, Armenian and Muslim. If you come here, just have a walk in all of these quarters, enjoy the ancient architecture and try to find differences in lifestyle of these districts.
Most of the sights here are dedicated to religion. For those who don't like it should definitely visit Tower of David Museum to find out about city history, enjoy the panoramic view from Tayelet Haas Promenade or try some authentic food at the Eucalyptus restaurant.
The most popular destination for pilgrims
All tourists who come to see religious sites often visit:
the Wailing Wall one of the most sacred places for Jewish;
church of The Holy Sepulchre a place were Jesus Christ was crucified and buried;
Al-Asqua Mosque third most worshiped place in Muslim world;
the Dome of the Rock with Foundation Stone in it;
Temple Mount one of the oldest religious sites in the world;
the Mount of Olives and ancient Jewish cemetery and a place from which Jesus ascended to heaven.
At the days of big religious holidays like Easter the city is overcrowded with people who travel for thousands miles to see sacred places of their religion. For common visitors it's better to choose some other day to come, otherwise there won't be a chance to enjoy the beauty and feel the wisdom of ancient city.
But it's not only Jerusalem to attract tourists Tel-Aviv is the second most visited destination in Israel with 2,7 millions of tourists coming yearly. It is famous for its beaches and vibrant nightlife. For historic sites lovers there is an ancient city Jaffa, which is very popular among tourists.