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Attractions from Israel

Diving (Eilat)
Eilats absolute biggest attraction is diving trips to the coral reefs. Several companies offer themselves and usually they can be found at Coral Beach. Some expectant travellers are not so excited by the diving possibilities as the diving companies themselves but anyhow, the security measures are generally in order, and if you havent got a diving certificate in advance you can get one. To the inexperienced or not so experienced diver, Eilat is more than fantastic anyhow.
Dolphin Reef (Eilat)
Dolphin Reef is another of Eilats famous attractions. Her you can either snorkel or dive with dolphins, as far as the dolphins are willing to. For they have free access to leave the fence in the water if they dont want to play anymore. But luckily this happens rarely, and youre often lucky enough to get them within patting-distance.
The Underwater Observatory (Eilat)
Other water activities are the glass-bottom submarines and the Underwater Observatory where you can take a closer look at corals and fishes, dry-shod. In the Underwater Observatory you can look straight out at the life in the Red Sea through an underwater glass wall. If that isnt lively enough the observatory has a fine supplement in the shape of an aquarium where the fishes cant run off just like that. However they can from the glass-bottom submarines and they do so from time to time, and the result for the tourist is as might be expected.
Clandestine Immigration & Navy Museum (Haifa)
Clandestine Immigration & Navy Museum is the most interesting thing to see in Haifa as to museums and the like. The museum describes the dramatic history from before, during and after World War 2, where Jews by the ten thousand from Europe tried to get to the holy land but had incessant obstacles put in their way by the British authorities.
Elijahs Cave (Haifa)
Elijahs Cave is of great importance to all the three large religions in Israel. Here Elijah is said to have been hiding from King Ahab and Queen Jezebel after having killed 450 priests in Baal. You get to the cave by a lift from the Karmelit monastery, which is also worth a visit.
The Karmel Mountain (Haifa)
Even though Haifa is a modern city it also holds the opportunity to take a relaxing stroll in the streets that cling to the slopes of the Karmel Mountain.
The church of the Nativity (Israel)
Unlike other famous churches, the church of the Nativity is first and foremost a church for services and religious ceremonies. There you dont put a lot of effort in serving tourists as seen in Jerusalem for example. The church is literally built on top of the place where Jesus is said to have been born and the church is a great experience no matter how Christian you are. The cave itself where Jesus was born is not open during all of the churchs opening hours, so check the opening hours before you head for Bethlehem.
The Dead Sea (Israel)
The Dead Sea holds a sovereign 1st place in the category "Characteristic nature phenomenon's". With its high concentration of salt, the sea has been cleansed for all life. However tourists can get a fun and sometimes-painful float on the surface. Its simply impossible and certainly not a good idea to try to get further down in the warm, thick water.
The Ein Gedi area (Israel)
By the Ein Gedi kibbutz you find a lovely oasis with a spectacular nature park. The park runs through a canyon and offers a spectacular animal life and tropical plants. Below the kibbutz lies one of the most popular beaches by the Dead Sea.
The Massada fortress (Israel)
The desert fortress Massada is Israels most important historical sight. From its place in the desert with a view to the Dead Sea and Jordans mountains, it tells the story of some hundred Jews famous suicide during Roman siege in the year 72 BD The fortress is in ruins but some places have been carefully restored. Due to the heat and the lack of shade, a visit at Massada is best at sunrise. In that way you also get a fantastic view when the sun breaks out from behind Jordans mountains in the horizon. Take the snake path if your physique can stand it.

Area and city attractions

• Haifa
• Jerusalem
• Tel Aviv

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