Israel is home to a number of the world’s most significant historic and cultural sites. From the White City of Tel Aviv to the Biblical Tels of Megiddo, Hazor and Beer Sheba, UNESCO has designated as many as eight World Heritage sites in the country. Here is a closer look at what makes these places globally important cultural relics.
Tag Archives: Tel Aviv
September 26, 2013
Israel is a complex country, with a complex history and a complex position in the contemporary scheme of nations. Most visitors come to Israel to visit the holy sites of the three Abrahamic religions — Judaism, Christianity and Islam — without paying much attention to the facticity of Israel itself. For those planning a trip to Israel, here are 29 things you might not know about this tiny Mediterranean country, a good introduction for those who know very little and are hungry for some interesting trivia.
August 1, 2013
Visiting the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Petra from Tel Aviv on a day trip is possible, but you’ll need to take a flight. If you have more than a day you can also arrange a bus or taxi, but the quickest and easiest way is to fly early in the morning from Tel Aviv’s Sde Dov airport to Eilat, Israel’s southernmost city and the closest airport to Petra. The flight takes just under an hour.
May 9, 2013
Although it would take years to take in all of Israel’s historical, cultural and gustatory pleasures, you can manage a number of the highlights if you have only a week. This suggested itinerary will help you make the most of your seven days.
May 7, 2013
Lots of folks in Israel speak English as a second language, but it is always polite to try and use the native tongue Hebrew to get you through your day to day since it is polite and they appreciate it when visitors make the effort. Here are some helpful tips when approaching an Israeli.
April 25, 2013
Most of Israel’s most popular attractions are within a few hours’ drive of Tel Aviv. Here are a few of the best options for day trips out of the big city.