Israel


Basilica of Annunciation in Nazareth
Christian Holy Sites in the Galilee The Galilee area is where Jesus grew up and began his teachings. Many of the miracles that He performed were in this region. There are a number of prominent Christian holy sites in the Galilee. Yardenit The revered Baptismal site of Yardenit (meaning “little […]

Christian holy sites in the Galilee – Holy Land Christian ...


View of the Old City of Jerusalem
Jerusalem holds a number of sites that are important to Christians and hold great religious significance from both the Old and the New Testament.   Garden of Gethsemane According to the Gospels, the Garden of Gethsemane situated on a slope on the Mount of Olives in the Holy Land was […]

Christian Holy Sites in Jerusalem – Christian sites of the ...


Mahane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem
Israel’s largest open air market is located in downtown Jerusalem. This is the Mahane Yehuda market which has become the core of the authentic Jerusalem experience and enjoys great popularity with tourists and locals alike. The market itself has hundreds of vendors offering everything from fruit and vegetables, stalls with […]

Israel – Places in Jerusalem – Mahane Yehuda Market



Banias
The Banias Nature Reserve is a place of outstanding natural beauty especially the renowned and striking Banias Waterfall.  The reserve also includes the archeological site of Caesarea Philippi which is the place mentioned in the scriptures where Jesus asked his disciples who people were saying he was. Originally this ancient […]

Banias Nature Reserve


Rosh Hanikra, Northern Israel
Rosh Hanikra is situated on the northwestern corner of Israel bordering Lebanon. This Geological phenomenon with its white chalk cliffs and its incredibly beautiful Grottoes is without doubt a not to be missed experience when travelling in Israel. The Grottoes and Caves have been formed over a period of thousands […]

Israel – North Israel sites – Rosh Hanikra


Church of John the Baptist in Ein Karem
One of the most charming neighborhoods of Jerusalem is the quaint and picturesque village of Ein Kerem (Hebrew – meaning “Spring of the Vineyard”).  The village itself is situated in a serene valley encircled by vibrant greenery and a view of the lovely surrounding hills. Approximately 1 million  Christian pilgrims […]

Jerusalem – Places to visit – Ein Kerem



Negev desert in Southern Israel
Cities and Sites in Southern Israel Southern Israel includes the The Negev which extends  from Beer Sheva all the way down to the Red Sea Resort of Eilat. Steeped in the history of the Nabatean “Spice Road” and other ancient civilizations, the Negev has become a popular tourist site for […]

Israel – Southern Israel – Cities and Sites


Tel Aviv Coastline view
Cities and Sites in Central Israel The central part of Israel includes cities like Tel Aviv, Ramat-Gan and Herzliya. Central Israel is the most heavily populated  area in Israel  and includes many popular tourist and holiday resort towns as well as ancient cities and archeological sites.     Most young […]

Israel – Central Israel – Cities and Sites


Western Wall and Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem
Cities and Sites in and around Jerusalem Jerusalem – probably the most visited part of Israel by pilgrims and tourists of all three monotheistic religions. and considered to be a Holy City by Jews, Christians and Moslems. A plethora of religious and archeological sites are to be found in Jerusalem […]

Israel – Jerusalem and Surrounding Areas – Sites



The city of Ashkelon  is situated at the southern end of Israel’s beautiful Mediterranean coastline. This coastline with its white sandy beaches and stunning views stretches from Ashkelon all the way north to Rosh Hanikra on the Lebanese border. Ashkelon has a long and interesting history. As in many other […]

Ashkelon


Acre (Akko)
One of the oldest cities in the world that has been inhabited continuously back to the time of the Pharaohs,  is Acre (also spelled Akko) and has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site due to the amount of impressive buildings with the walls and strongholds that show the marks […]

Tourist sites in Israel – North Israel – Acre


The Town of Atlit in Northern Israel is situated on the Mediterranean coast South of Haifa. It was originally a Crusader outpost. In 1903 the new village was founded with the help of Baron Edmond de Rothschild. Atlit is best known for the place where the British built a military […]

Atlit