A Middle Eastern country on the Mediterranean Sea, is regarded by Jews, Christians and Muslims as the biblical Holy Land. Its most sacred sites being in Jerusalem.
Nowhere on earth stirs up passion quite the way Israel does. Admiration at the breathtaking beauty of its natural features: the Dead Sea; green hills and valleys of the Israel National Trail and the multicoloured canyon of Makhtesh Ramon.
There are plenty of places to unwind, not least the cafes, bars and beaches of cosmopolitan Tel Aviv or the boutique wineries of the Galilee region. One thing’s for sure, spending time here never fails to challenge ideas and offer the most unexpected experiences.
Interesting facts about Israel:
- In 1977, an Israeli cargo ship rescued 66 starving Vietnamese Men, women, and children, after their SOS signals had already been ignored by 4 other Countries. Israel then granted them all citizenship.
- Albert Einstein was offered the presidency of Israel in 1952.
- Israel has 137 official beaches (but only 273 km of coastline).