For anyone interested in history, Israel is one of the most fascinating places in the world. Home to some of the world's most famous religious tourist attractions, Israel is often thought of purely as a pilgrimage destination. Not only because of the sheer number of historical sites but that they are all within relatively close proximity to each other. After all, this is where some of the main events for those of the Jewish, Muslim, and Christian faiths is said to have happened.

Israel is one of the most dynamic countries of the Middle East, located along the Mediterranean Sea. This holy land has attracted many visitors since biblical times for its historical and religious sites, sandy beaches, eco and adventure tourism, and year-round travel weather. Right from the Dead Sea to the beautiful beaches of Eilat on the Red Sea, and Mediterranean cities of Tel Aviv and Haifa, Israel never fails to excite and surprise its guests. The world-famous Old City in Jerusalem and churches of Bethlehem are a must-see for every visitor coming to Israel.

Israel is a country which, despite it’s small geographic size, has made immense scientific and technological contributions. It is much more than the desert that characterizes it, or the Middle Eastern cultural assumptions usually associated with the country. Check out our list of surprising facts you might not know about Israel. 

Israel is a truly extraordinary country with so many attractions to discover from mystical seas to important religious cities as well as so many beautiful nature reserves. Here are some of our picks for the prettiest destinations in all of Israel. There is a certain special dimension to the country that is almost indescribable but the only way to fully understand it is to go and discover the place for yourself.