Israel is a small country, about 420 km in length and about 115 km across surprisingly it offers a unique diversity of landscapes and climate characteristics. Israel has a coastline along the Mediterranian sea, mountains, valleys, and the desert. Driving from the mountains and waterfalls of the north to the most southern point of the country Eilat will take you just 9 hours!
Israel has over 80 national parks offering a combination of spectacular nature, fascinating history, holy sites, and archaeology. As a visitor to Israel, you will be spoilt for choice, which are the best national parks you should not miss out on visiting? Read & Save!
Top 5 national parks you must visit in Israel
This park is located at the most north-western corner of Israel it is the only point in the country where the sea meets the mountains and as a result, you'll find dramatic cliffs and marine caves, a unique natural phenomenon to this area. Stunning views await you!
This is truly one of the best historical and archeological sites in the country! It is a unique testament to Roman times. Some of the highlights here include a pretty port, an old city, an ever-growing archaeological park, an Hippodrome, a small beach area, and a seafront promenade filled with galleries and restaurants.
This park situated in the valley of Bet She'an showcases the well-preserved ruins of the ancient Roman/Byzantine city of Bet She'an. Some of the star attractions are a street paved with basalt stone slabs, remains of columns, and several impressive buildings.
TIP: I highly recommend not visiting during July-August, these are the hottest months of the year and as this is a valley, the dry hit is not for the faint-hearted.
The entrance of the center is located on the edge of the carter, it offers spectacular scenic views of the Negev desert and the Ramon Crater below which is the world's largest erosion crater. This unique phenomenon is shaped like a long heart and you have several ways to explore it; hiking trails, driving, cycling, and visiting the high viewing balconies. This area is a celebration of the geography, geology, flora, and history of the region from prehistoric to modern times.
This is an iconic landmark in Israel and one of the country's most popular tourist attractions. This is a mountain complex and an ancient fortress in the Judean Desert overlooking the Dead Sea. This is an important archaeological as well as historical spot commemorating the tragic events that took place here during Roman rule.
After the Romans destroyed Jerusalem in 70 A.D., the survivors fled with their leader, Eleazar to Masada which was also Herod's former palace. This was the last Jewish community consisting of 960 rebels and where they took their last stand against the Romans. The long-lasting siege ended in mass suicide, unfortunately.
Masada is a UNESCO world heritage site.
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