Jerusalem is the center and birthplace of Christianity, as it is the spiritual home of Judaism and Islam. These three faiths peg their origins to Abraham, the supposed historical father of Islam and Judaism, and spiritual father of Christians. Pilgrims from all over the world come to Jerusalem. Although pilgrimages are not as important for Christians as they are for Muslims, thousands of Christians make their way to Jerusalem every year, specifically to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
To say that Jerusalem is a city of museums is an understatement. There are more than 60 museums in the city, which is very impressive for a tiny city compared to other major metropolis and tourist destinations in the world. While a majority of these museums are excellent and the best in their field, the most important museum in the Holy City and the entire country is the Israel Museum.
Perhaps the most exciting archeological finds ever are the Dead Sea Scrolls, and where are they now? You guessed it, in the Israel [Read more…]
Christianity is the only religion in the world that claims the resurrection and ascension of its founder. Jesus was resurrected after spending three days in the grave. The Church of the Holy Sepulcher maintains that within its compound is the actual grave where the body of Jesus was kept for three days. The Holy Sepulcher is one of the most revered and visited sites in the Old City in Jerusalem. But just in case the church leaders got it wrong, there is an alternative location in Jerusalem for Christ’s tomb — the Garden Tomb.
The belief that this could be the probable site of Christ’s actual tomb is not without evidence. Believers look to textual, historical and [Read more…]
One of Eilat’s premier attractions is its beautiful stretch of beach – the mighty Red Sea. Being a resort city, it prides itself on the sense of indulgence, hedonism and freedom, which reigns even on the beaches. But why not? The beaches in Eilat provide everything you would need for a perfect summer vacation – water sports, parties, food and drinks, nightclubs and almost year-round warm weather. Eilat Reef Beach offers a vibrant atmosphere for those who want to enjoy a great amount of water activities and water sports.
Situated on one of the beautiful stretches of the Red Sea coastline, this beach offers a good number of active sea sport activities. To its north is the Village Beach while to its south is the Coral Beach, which is famous for fine snorkeling and diving. Reef Beach is managed by [Read more…]
The beaches in Eilat stretch along the Red Sea coast from the Jordanian border (on northeast) to the Egyptian border (on southwest) across Eilat Bay. The northern end comprise of swimming beaches, lined with big luxurious hotels. On the other hand, the southern end is more famous for the best coral reefs, perfect for snorkeling or scuba diving. One of the popular beaches on the southern end is the Eilat Village Beach, a lively beach typically crowded by young partygoers.
Situated in front of the main traffic circle leading into the stretch of beaches, the Village Beach is a declared active beach as it is frequently visited by youngsters and a famous meeting place for gals and guys, with parties that sometimes start even as early as [Read more…]
In this sunny resort city, the crowds move from the shoreline to disco, bars or clubs after the sun sets. As you would expect from a touristy city like Eilat, there is plenty to do and engage come the evening. The major international hotels compete with live entertainment and fancy restaurants while along the Promenade Area, you will find a fairground-like rides and flea market. A very popular entertainment venue in Eilat is the floating bar and restaurant known as Rafsoda.
Situated only east of the Eilat Marina entrance, Rafsoda (means ‘the raft’ in Hebrew) is one of the most unique entertainment venues not only in Israel but also across the world. Touted as the new island in the Red Sea, this exotic raft is the sole entertainment center of [Read more…]