International Diamond Week 2023
Your opportunity to visit Israel
Your planned visit to Israel is a great opportunity to learn more about Israel and what this country has to offer.
Forget what you may have heard about travel in Israel: this ultimate bucket list is the resource you need for the must-sees in Israel for your trip. Israel is a small but diverse country that offers unique attractions to travelers of all ages and backgrounds. Whatever the purpose of your trip, this amazing country has something for everyone! Israel offers scenic desert landscapes, lush forests, breathtaking beaches, and some of the most important historic sites in the world. Travelers from all around the globe visit Israel every year for a wide variety of reasons, but you can always expect one thing- the unexpected!
Situated on a plateau in the Judaean Mountains between the Mediterranean and the Dead Sea, it is one of the oldest cities in the world and is considered to be a holy city for the three major Abrahamic religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
Tel Aviv, is the most populous city in the Gush Dan metropolitan area of Israel.
Located on the Israeli Mediterranean coastline, it is the economic and technological center of the country.
The Dead Sea
The Dead Sea, also known by other names, is a salt lake bordered by Jordan to the east and the West Bank and Israel to the west. It lies in the Jordan Rift Valley, and its main tributary is the Jordan River.
The lake's surface is 430.5 metres (1,412 ft) below sea level, making its shores the lowest land-based elevation on Earth.
The Dead Sea is one of the world's saltiest bodies of water – 9.6 times as salty as the ocean, which makes swimming similar to floating.
This salinity makes for a harsh environment in which plants and animals cannot flourish, hence its name.
The Dead Sea has attracted visitors from around the Mediterranean Basin for thousands of years. It was one of the world's first health resorts (for Herod the Great), and it has been the supplier of a wide variety of products, from asphalt for Egyptian mummification to potash for fertilisers.
Masada ("fortress") is an ancient fortification in the Southern District of Israel situated atop an isolated rock plateau akin to a mesa. It is located on the eastern edge of the Judaean Desert, overlooking the Dead Sea.
Herod the Great built two palaces on the mountain and fortified Masada between 37 and 31 BCE.
According to Josephus, the siege of Masada by Roman troops from 73 to 74 CE, at the end of the First Jewish–Roman War, ended in the mass suicide of the 960 Sicarii rebels who were hiding there.
Masada is one of Israel's most popular tourist attractions, the site attracts around 750,000 visitors a year.