Popular Things to do in Ashkelon

Ashkelon view

Israel has so many beautiful cities on the Mediterranean coast that you may wish to visit all of them. One of them Ashkelon. This coastal city in Israel’s Southern District lies 50 kilometers (31 miles) south of Tel Aviv and 13 kilometers (8 miles) north of the border with the Palestinian enclave … Read more

Château Pèlerin – A Crusader-Era Fortress

chateau pelerin

Much has been talked about the past foreign invasions in the Holy Land – invasions by the Babylonians, Romans, Greeks, Ottomans, and British, among others. But apart from the Romans and the Muslims, European Christians also invaded and ruled the Holy Land. They were the Crusaders, who first captured Jerusalem in 1099 … Read more

Top Things to Do in Netanya

netanya israel panoramic view

Israel’s east is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea, so you’ll find plenty of gorgeous beaches there. Of course, Tel Aviv is the first coastal city that comes to mind. Haifa is another coastal city that, at the same time, is situated on the foot and slopes of Mount Carmel. Another Israeli coastal … Read more

Petah Tikva – What to See and Do

Petah Tikva square 2010

Tel Aviv seems to have everything – gorgeous beaches, beautiful parks and green spaces, dizzying skyscrapers, and exciting nightlife. Tel Aviv is also a culinary paradise. In the nearby south of Tel Aviv is the ancient walled city of Jaffa, which offers visitors a step back in time, a chance to relive … Read more

The Most Scenic Roads in Israel

Road 90, and landscape of the Dead Sea

A road trip – especially a spur-of-the-moment one – is always a good idea. And here in Israel, even though it’s a small nation, it’s packed with wonderfully diverse landscapes that are worth the drive.  From the craggy desert cliffs in Eilat to seemingly endless coastline on the east to the meadows … Read more

Ra’anana – Best Places to See and Things to Do 

ra’anana aerial view

You’ve already gone to Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and Haifa; now it’s time to explore the lesser-known gems of some of Israel’s smaller cities and towns. Let’s start with a city located north of Tel Aviv, called Ra’anana. Perhaps these days you’ve just heard of Ra’anana, as it is the original residence of … Read more

Top Military Museums in Israel

former Syrian MiG-23 at the IAF Museum

You cannot imagine the history of Israel as complete without its military. Not only is the military integral to Israel’s history and existence as a state, but it has also played a huge role in the country’s economy, politics, and culture. Tiny Israel is considered one of the world’s strongest armies. Its … Read more

Driving in Israel

Driving in Israel

In Israel, people drive on the right-hand side of the road (just like in the US and several European countries). For foreigners in particular, there are GPS and maps available in English. Renting a car and driving in Israel is generally easy to get around the country. The roads are good (despite … Read more

Trains

Trains

Rail transport in Israel has been modernized and extensively developed over a decade or so. That means the Israel Railway System, the country’s main railway company, offers a great option for commuters for getting around. The Israel Railway System is still evolving. Government has put a lot of effort in improving the … Read more

Transport Overview

Transport Overview

Travelling around and getting from place to place in Israel is easy for two reasons. First, the country is small and so the distances are short. Second, there are plenty of public transportation options that are well-developed and cover even the (apparently) most out of the way places. Buses The most affordable … Read more