BEST BEACHES IN ISRAEL

The Mediterranean region is known for its beautiful weather, lovely climate and of course, beautiful beaches. Whenever you’re in Israel and you’re done with the worshipping and visits to holy temples and landmarks, it’s important to have a good time in one of the many beaches surrounding this beautiful country.

The beautiful bylines, landscapes, and stunning beaches are some of the main attractions of the holy land. When we talk about Israel, most people associate the land to religious attractions and we forget how lovely their turquoise beaches are. A stretch of over 100km of sandy Mediterranean coastline.

In this article, we will look at some of the best beaches in Israel to have a breezy time after you’ve toured the historical landmarks.

The best beaches in Israel

In this section of the article, we will look at 5 of the best beaches where you can create unforgettable memories whenever you’re in Israel.

  1. Hilton Beach, Tel Aviv: Israel is known for its stunning beaches and never-ending coastline. Hilton beach is just one example of stunning beaches you’ll see in Israel. It is regarded as the unofficial gay beach in Israel. Tel Aviv host one of the biggest gay parades in Asia and the photogenic Hilton Beach is a top attraction for tourist who has come from countries all over the world to participate in the parade.

The beach is always filled with foreign tourists who just want to have a feel of Israel asides religion.

  1. Mineral Beach, Dead Sea: This breathtaking coastline is located in the northern part of the Dead Sea and the beach contains minerals with healing properties. When you’re traveling to the northern parts of Israel like Tel Aviv or Jerusalem, you’ll encounter this lovely beach with resorts and spa for the best massages.

You can also not black mud around the beach with special beautifying powers. The resorts around the beach offer different types of massages to help keep you relaxed and happy.

  1. Banana Beach, Tel Aviv: This beach has a mix of calmness and fun. It is located in the coastal regions of Tel Aviv. This beach is always filled with tourists from different countries of the world and here you can entertain your ears to the beautiful sounds of Israeli drummers.

The special fun stuff to enjoy on this beach in life windsurfing and surfboarding. The best time to visit this beach is always on Friday when the drummers come out to entertain the tourists and everyone just takes part in the fun.

  1. Sironit Beach, Netanya: Visiting this beach should be atop your bucket list whenever you’re in Israel. Take a tour of the beautiful country and chill out by treating yourself to an eight beach delight on the ironic beach that covers one of the longest stretches of coastline in the Mediterranean.

Sironit beach is a paradise on earth and you can take part in different activities like volleyball competitions just to increase the fun. The beach is considered the best for swimming and for obvious reasons. This is basically heaven on earth in one of the most religious countries in the World.

  1. Herzliya Beach: Herzliya is an upscale location in Tel Aviv. The beach is located in the upscale neighborhood and is one of the best in Tel Aviv and all of Israel. It is quieter than most beaches in Tel Aviv and certainly other parts of Israel.

During summer the beach gets filled with more tourists than other seasons. The Beach is equipped with Lifeguards, beach bars, restaurants, and a Mall at the Herzliya Marina. The beach is also lined with 5 top-class hotels and it’s a popular tourist destination in Tel Aviv.

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Bethlehem to Jericho Tour from Jerusalem and Tel Aviv

Prepare yourself for a rollercoaster of beautiful emotions when you take a tour of Bethlehem and the ancient city of Jericho. Prepare your mind to meet with timeless ancient magnificence from these historic cities.

Getting into the grounds of the church of the nativity, Aida refugee camp, the manger square, and other treasurable ancient attractions are part of the fun when you set out on a Bethlehem to Jericho tour.

With these few hints, you are already excited and to make sure you have a fancy fantasy about the tour, here are the things to look forward to.

  • The tour from Bethlehem to Jericho usually begins at the separation barrier, the wall you would hear about that separates the countries of Israel with Palestine. Just before leaving the separation wall, you will get the chance to thrill your eyes with the astonishing artwork on the walls, a beautiful site for brief photograph taking too.
  • ●      From there, a stopover at Aida refugee camp which has a huge sculptured key on the entrance and is adjacent to the tomb of Rachael, Jacob’s wife in the bible. This camp was built during the war period in 1948 and compelled the city’s inhabitants to live. The church of nativity remains one of the oldest places of worship for the Christians as it stands in the birthplace of Jesus Christ. The structure also has finely wall paintings and mosaic inscriptions that will all be viewed when on a tour from Bethlehem to Jericho.
  • With lunch at the beautiful little town of Bethlehem where the Lord was born, the tour continues to the oldest town in human history, the town of Jericho.
  • Upon arrival, you will be greeted with breathtaking desert views and settlements, as well as all the finely detailed structures of the city of Jericho.
  • The tree of life is also a perfect view when you arrive in Jericho, which you probably will be to behold and here is your chance to have a personal view.
  • If you had been wondering what the amount of temptation looked like? You wouldn’t have to wonder anymore when you arrive at the ancient city of Jericho. Because walking on the very mount where Jesus spent 40 days and 40 nights and later got tempted by satan after his baptism will form your memoir at the end of the tour.
  • Being around an environment so sublime and serene with sights of tall hills and rivers will get you wishing the tour didn’t have to end but from there, the trip continues to another timeless piece of aesthetics.
  • The Hisham palace is indeed the storehouse of unmatched artistry and architectural finest, once you are in there, your jaw continually threatens to drop. The kind of expression that is impossible to conceal with the youngest perfection in a person.
  • After the picture sessions at the Hisham palace, the trip continues back to Bethlehem.

For the last word, you are free to bring along your sunglasses, hats and whatever personal effects you may need to make the tour eventful and memorable.

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Alternative Jericho Tours

The ancient city of Jericho can be reached via all the cardinal points on the compass if you decide to explore Israel with Alternative Jericho Tours. Situated deep down in a valley, it is said to be the lowest city in the world. As a tourist destination, it is flanked in the east by the holy city of Jerusalem, in the north by the Dead Sea and the west by the River Jordan, where Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist.

For tourists visiting Jericho, there is a lot to see and learn. Jericho is a productive farming city that has remained the agricultural hub of Israel, producing exotic fruits and seeds from dates to bananas and some of the best winter vegetables that are a staple in the foods of the locals.

Touring the towns around Jericho                   

Over the years, the town of Jericho has witness immerses development mostly in confiscated land, but that has not diminished the beauty of the Israeli landscape or stop tourists from exploring the length and depth of the countryside.

The most popular sites to see on the way to Jericho are the Judean wilderness, the Good Samaritan inn, the ruins of the Church of St Euthymius, the mountain of temptation, and the Dead Sea which ends the tour.

However, using the Alternative Jericho tour, you might see St. George’s Monastery and the Qumran caves where the Dead Seas Scrolls were found.

Highlights on the way are:

  • The Tomb of the Prophet Musa or Moses which is a splendid edifice that housed the gravesite and an annual celebration spot for devotees
  • The St. George Monastery that houses the skeletal remains of the monk who were massacred during the Persian regime
  • The mosaic floor at St John’s church dating back to the 6th century
  • The narrow winding footpath to the St George monastery for tourists who dare to see the display in the monastery
  • Temptation Mountain – where the devil tempted Jesus when he was in his 40 days and 40-night fast period

 Interesting points to note in Jericho

The old city walls that were built as defense dating back 7000BC making Jericho the oldest inhabited city in the world to date. Tourists get to climb the stairs and see Jericho from an elevation like never before

The springs of the Elisha because it was purified by him using salt and today clean water still continues to flow out of the fountain in the middle of a wilderness

Other Important Information

  • Departure times will be communicated to all participants in a group
  • In addition to meeting points, you can schedule a pick up for a fee
  • Kids must be seated with parents of guardians and never left alone
  • The scheduled date and time are distributed to all travelers
  • The duration of the trip is between 5 to 7 hours unless otherwise stated

Benefits of using Alternative Jericho tour

  • Comfortable transportation systems
  • Fully air-conditioned buses
  • Secure, uninterrupted internet connectivity available
  • Private tours available
  • Meals will be discussed on arrival.

While we will work to ensure that all tourists and guests using Alternative Jericho Tours are satisfy with our services, we seek your patience if there is a delay or cancelation.

Bethlehem and Jericho Full Day Tour from Tel Aviv Regular price$120.00

Bethlehem and Dead Sea Full Day Tour from Jerusalem Regular price$80.00

Bethlehem and Dead Sea Full Day Tour from Tel Aviv Regular price$120.00

See Jericho from a different perspective with the Alternative Jericho Tour.

All About Jericho Visits

Making Jericho visits is one the best tour decisions anyone can make, drifting back into the world before contemporary modernization.

Feeling the same atmosphere that was felt by billions of people centuries before is one of the exhilarating experiences the City of Palms offers to all that visits her.

Believed to be the oldest city in the world and houses lots of historical artifacts that still have modern-day significance and remains a pleasant place to make memories when you can.

For anyone making Jericho visits for the first time, it’s fine to be a little anxious having heard and read so much about this ancient town.

But at the end of this guide, you will be desperate to explore and have your heart content with the rich fascinating attractions awaiting you as you make your next or first Jericho visit.

  • Inside the City of Palms, like another tourist, one of the foremost visited sites is the age-old sycamore tree, still standing where it stood the day Jesus looked up and found Zacchaeus. Aren’t you surprised it is still there? You will not only see it but will have the chance to feel it and take pictures if you like, as you may love to make every site visited a memorial piece.
  • From there, the Sultan’s Mound is also called Jericho Tell or the Mound of Ancient Jericho. It is about 2.5km from the central square, where over 25 settlements were discovered and the first one survived up to the 9000BC.
  • The Hisham’s Palace is another site that leaves visitors spellbound, all thanks to its intricate architectural details. An 8th-century palace built under the reign of Umayyad Caliph the 10th 724AD but got destroyed by an earthquake in 746AD and was later reconstructed by British archaeologists. Taking care to recreate the mosaic symbolic engravings and artistry that makes its design a timeless state of the art and an attractive site for tourists and visitors.
  • The amount of temptation is another place with historical significance and visitors love to hop into the cable car and catch a glimpse of the very site where Jesus had that famous temptation dialogue with Satan. For Christians, viewing the place where the Lord fasted for forty days and forty nights and later overcame the temptation of Satan gives them the needed inspiration and they look forward to this site.
  • The cave that Jesus stayed during the fast days was later acquired by the Greek and they built the Sarandarion Monastery there. This is also a pleasant sight to see as they named it after the 40days fast by the Lord.
  • The Wadi Qelt is another serene spot with gushing freshwater springs and lovely palm trees. This spot also has an old tale of housing an aqueduct built by King Herod, as well a short distance road between old Jerusalem and Jericho.
  • St George’s monastery is situated on the north of Wadi Qelt and dedicated to the Virgin Mary, it stands 20km from Jerusalem.
  • ●      On the road by Jerusalem before getting into Jericho has the Inn of the good Samaritan and visitors love to have a view of this beautiful site too.

This ancient town certainly has many interesting sites that will inspire you and get you melancholic once you are back home. That is why visitors love to create visible memories with pictures and travelogues and you can also. Click Here for Best Jericho Tours

Bethlehem to Jericho Tour

Take a journey through two of the holiest, and most spoke about cities in the bible with Bethlehem to Jericho tour. This trip is usually for tourists who are not centrally located in Jerusalem or have seen the city and would like to start from another history-laden city to see the magnificent landscape that Israel has to offer.

Tourists on this trip get to walk with Jesus starting at the old city walls with a breathtaking view of Jerusalem before descending into the valley of Kidron to the Garden of Gethsemane, a place of betrayal by one of Jesus’ disciple, Judas Iscariot.

At this point, a visit to the Church of all Nations past the Good Samaritan inn, which is now a museum of unique artifacts and history? As you descend to the city of Jericho, you are greeted by the infamous Sycamore tree where the tax collector Zacheus climbed to take a sharp look at Jesus.

Some unique stops on this tour are

The Manger Square that leads to the Church of Nativity gets its name from the stable where Jesus was born was 2000 years ago, which is close to the border; tourists are required to have a valid visa and passport as valid means of identification.

The Church of Nativity is adjacent to the Square and enshrines the Grotto. Other interesting sites to see are the Church of St Catherine, the mosque of Omar, a beautiful souvenir market where tourists can get elegant historical gifts and items for themselves and loved ones.

The Church of St. Catherine is within the Church of Nativity and is one of the top attractions here. You can visit the numerous tombs and shrines all dedicated to her. This UNESCO heritage site is also the venue of the annual midnight mass broadcasted to millions of Christian across the world on the eve before Christmas.

Along the way is Elisha Springs                                                        

Dating back 8000 years ago and maintaining a temperature of 26 degrees centigrade, this spring is regarded as holy and healing water. Described as a miracle spring since the environment it is located in a desert region with no portable drinking water. This spring makes the old city of Jericho an oasis when compared with the dry surroundings.

Additional places to see

  • Tell Jericho
  • Temptation Mountain
  • The Grotto where Jesus was fed by the mother
  • The city of Jericho

Our Services include

  • An attractive means of transportation
  • A qualified tour guide fluent in a couple of languages including English to ease communication
  • Early departure to enable you to plan the rest of your day efficiently
  • See interesting and most beautiful places in Israel
  • All trips arrival back at the point of meeting without delay

Are you planning a trip to Israel soon, don’t miss the exciting and history-filled places between Bethlehem and Jericho. Book all your tours with the Bethlehem and Jericho Tours and experience Israel from a stunning point of view.

Do you know you can enjoy the full spectacle of the cities with an amazing guide. Elijah tours have got you covered whenever you’re in the beautiful city of Israel.

Bethlehem Palestine weather

Bethlehem has pleasant weather throughout the year. Bethlehem palestine weather average temperature varies between 23°F to 85°F which is pretty awesome considering tourism. The temperature rarely goes below 9°F or above 93°F, summer is warm whereas winters are quite cold but both the seasons are mostly clear.

Summer

This season lasts for around 4-5 months, from May to October.

 Winter

The winter season lasts for around 3 months, from December to March.

Temperature and clouds

The average high temperate of bethlehem palestine weather is noted around 86°F and lowest at 66°F. In the summer season, the sky is mostly clear without any covering of clouds or partially cloudy. July 20 is the hottest day of the year with an average high of 85 °F.  The average daily temperature in winter between 41-53 °F which is pretty cold and the coldest day of the year is January 30. This is the overcast and cloudiest part of the year. The sky is partly cloudy at least 71% of the time.

Precipitation

The wet and dry season is considered with liquid-equivalent precipitation. The wet season is of around 4.7 months from March to August and is at peak on June 14 whereas the dry day season lasts for around 7 months from August to March with the driest day is January 29. 

Rainfall and snowfall

Bethlehem has rainfalls throughout the year and snowfall for 4.7 months from November to April. The most snowfall is centered around January 26 with an average liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.8 inches.

Sunrise and sunset

The most earlier sunrise is at 5:29 AM on June 14 and the earliest sunset at 4:34 PM on December 7. The latest sunrise at 07:31 AM on October 31 and the latest sunset at 08:36 PM on June 27.

Humidity and wind

In terms of humidity, Bethlehem experiences seasonal variations. The muggy season lasts for 3-4 months from May to September. December 19 is considered as most muggy day of the year. The windier part of the year is from April to November.

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If you look on a map, Jerusalem looks like a small peninsula jutting into the West Bank, with Bethlehem immediately on the walled-in side. According to a local guide, the barrier is 830 kilometers long and nearly four meters high, intended to keep people in, not out. Life inside in the wall is a community of its own, throttled by the government with great restrictions on the people. Testimonies inside the wall from civilians indicate the consequences of walling in an entire population. Permits to leave can take long to get and medical treatment can be slow to come by for those in dire need.

In 2003, street artist and political activist, Banksy, adorned Bethlehem with his first of many stenciled designs that made world fame. “Rage, Flower Thrower” depicts a masked man throwing a bouquet of flowers rather than a grenade or Molotov cocktail. This may be his most…

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Dead Sea Survival Guide

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I was at my lowest point on earth at the actual lowest point on earth. Okay- this is an exaggeration, but it was brutal. We were told by locals the Dead Sea would be miserable in August. So far, it’s been about 30C in Jerusalem where we are staying, but the Dead Sea pushes over 40 degrees of sweltering air (over 100 Fahrenheit). We basically put our suits on and dipped in long enough to see how easy it is too float. It’s so easy that you can’t even pull your legs underneath you from a cradle position. After five minutes of burning cuts and tripping over salt crystals, we ran to the fresh water rinse to save our skin.

If you aren’t prepared with the following things, forget it. Turn back.

1.) Do not shave for at least two days before going. Have you ever jumped in the ocean…

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Review to Elijah Tours – Bethlehem and Dead Sea Tour

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If I have the opportunity to snag a local for a tour, that’s my preferred method of learning an area, but sometimes it is hard to find such a person with limited time. After hours of online searching, I found Elijah Tours for a 1-day Bethlehem/ Dead Sea tour. They were the most affordable with the best time options, so I went with it. Here is how our very impressive day went:

First of all, I broke my own personal rule of no hitchhiking. Our tour met at a hotel in Jerusalem around 8 a.m. so Chloe and I hailed a taxi to get to the meeting point. False. We did not hail a taxi. We accidentally hailed a regular person who had an Italian nun in the backseat that he had also picked up, so I figured this had to be about the safest hitchhiking situation. We hopped…

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Touring Jerusalem

Jerusalem is a city that stands on the crossroads of three religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.  It’s a holy city that captivates the world’s attention and holds a significant grasp over a third of the Earth’s population. To learn about Jerusalem, you have to see it. Exploring it opens up a cache of treasures for those who go at it alone or select a professional tour guide to help you get the most out of your destination.

What makes this city so enigmatic is Old City Jerusalem. Though this area is only one-square-mile of a walled city that is holy to Jews, Muslims, and Christians alike, it has become the capital of these monotheistic religions. In the Jewish Quarter, the Western Wall, the last piece of the Jewish Temple, is now the holiest sites to Judaism and the primary focus for the Jews and a focal point for these people’s faith. It is also the site where Christ died and was resurrected and is celebrated by many denominations within the Church of the Sepulchre. To make this city more complete, Muhammad himself rose into the heavens here, and the Dome of the Rock is the third holiest site for Islam.

Jerusalem Private Tours

Jerusalem offers a fantastic assortment of tours and tour guides. The city has withstood countless strife and conflict over its long history. Countless times it has been captured, destroyed, recaptured, and built numerous times again. Because of this, and the vibrant cultures that populate this great city, it’s a place many things to see for visitors from all walks of life.

  1. Three Religions Tour: At the heart of Jerusalem beats the spiritual center of the world’s three major religions: Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. Old City Jerusalem, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and the Dome of the Rock are all parts of this visit and will give you a solid grasp of the city’s struggles over the past 4,000 years.
  2. The West Bank: The West Bank is full of ancients sites and contrasts to match while being surrounded by commercial areas and a touch of modern life. A visit to the ancient city of Jericho is famous and don’t forget to visit the Mount of Temptation that overlooks the city.
  3. The Dead Sea: A visit to Jerusalem wouldn’t be the same without a visit to the Dead Sea. This historic site is a must-see and if possible, take the opportunity to take a dip in the salty waters. It’s a great way to relax after being bombarded by history and could easily recharge your mind, body, and soul before your next tour.
  4. Tel Aviv: This modern city, with its exciting nightlife, is only an hour away from Jerusalem. If you’re staying in Tel Aviv, it’s a perfect way to see the historic city of Jerusalem without having to change hotels. Stop at the Via Dolorosa, visit the exotic markets, and top it off with a visit to the Church of the Nativity where its believed Jesus was born.
  5. Shabbat or Sabbath Walking Tour: If you want to experience local culture and customs, this is the perfect tour. On the Sabbath, Jews go to sites like the Western Wall, and it’s a sight to behold. Each site is celebrated differently, but they are all glimpses in time for an ancient religion and amazing people.
  6. Private Christian Biblical Tour of Jerusalem: No matter your knowledge of Christianity, it is hard to ignore the importance of Jerusalem and Bethlehem are to this old religion. Visits to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Chapel of Saint Helena, and the Church of the Nativity are all stops and is a perfect way for Christian believers to get up close with their faith.
  7. Culinary Tours: Are you a foodie with a desire to learn more about what Jerusalem has to offer in culturally authentic foods? If so, then a culinary tour is perfect. These tours are filled with tastings, history, and usually last around 2 hours. There’s the Carmel Market, Levinsky Market, Market Hop, and more to tantalize your tastebuds in Israel.

Experiencing Israel and especially Jerusalem takes some planning. As with most foreign areas, local laws, safety guidelines, not too mention social etiquette rules as well. While soaking up the Mediterranean sun or taking in the breathtaking views from the Golan Heights, an excellent tour guide will let you know what to be aware of, especially if you’re a first-time visitor in Israel. Being a holy city, many of these rules vary with the faiths and its best to stick with those as it will not only enrich your experience in Jerusalem but also makes it easier if you plan your tour accordingly.

There is much to see and do in Jerusalem. A private tour can be part of a more extensive Israel tour or more biblical. Many choose to join large groups but to get the best out of your visit, a private tour will put you on a whirlwind adventure throughout the city the region surrounding it. Planning your trip and tour with Elijah Tours & Travel will help you make the best of your time in Jerusalem as its easy to lose all sense of it when you wander the city.

Jerusalem is a city like no other. Old and new push for space as three religions call this city holy. While intense, Jerusalem cannot be explained but has to be experienced. It’s a city that’s as timeless as it stands at the center of time itself. Thousands of years of history show on her stone walls. Where an ancient people once walked, now tourists scurry to and fro. Jerusalem is a city as modern as it is old. No Jerusalem tour in Israel is complete without a visit to this city of antiquity. This is Jerusalem and is truly a city for everyone.

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