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The fascinating nation of Israel is located on the western edges of the Mediterranean Sea, where the warm waters meet the sizzling heat of the Middle East. Sharing a border to the south-west is Egypt and the rest of Africa beyond, while the blurred border with Asia is a little way to the east. This geographical crossroads is part of what makes Israel so interesting.
The religious significance of the country cannot be overlooked either, with Jewish, Christian and Islamic faiths all laying claim to important connections with this slice of the Holy Land. Millions flock here to see, bond and pray at sacred sites such as the Wailing Wall at Temple Mount in Jerusalem.
Away from these iconic and revered landmarks and putting aside historical attractions, Israel is a destination of many and varied pleasures. The nation’s beaches are hot in every way, with sun worshippers hitting the sands during the day and party people hanging out at the water’s edge when darkness arrives.
Luxury hotels line the sands too, drawing Champagne-sipping guests with a weakness for the high life. Glittering museums examine the past but also showcase modern life, art and culture. And for every event on the annual calendar that honours religion or tradition, there’s a rocking music gig bringing zest to the line-up. You can even ski in Israel during winter.
This surprising destination constantly wins new fans. Having your own wheels during your break here means that you can see the best of the country, whatever kind of experience you are looking for. Compare prices on Israel car hire using TravelSupermarket’s search tool and collect your vehicle at one of the many convenient downtown and airport locations.
From city break to lazing on the beach, there’s a holiday for you in Israel. Where will you go?
Jerusalem is a safe and welcoming city. Located roughly halfway along the length of Israel, Jerusalem is a great base to explore more of the country. It’s also packed with ancient sites and holy places, as well as plenty of shops, markets, restaurants, and many excellent hotels.
Spirited Tel Aviv lounges on the coastline, just an hour’s drive from Jerusalem. The Mediterranean Sea washes over the beaches here and feels as if it’s made an impact on the warm nature of the locals. A night out in cosmopolitan Tel Aviv isn’t easily forgotten. It’s not all beach bars, pavement cafés and fun-filled nightclubs, however. Tel Aviv packs a serious tourism punch with plenty of attractions and the wonderful Jaffa Old City.
Israel’s third city, Haifa, is in the north and a gateway to the ancient region of Galilee.
The holiday resort of Eilat is nestled at the southern tip of Israel where the border fleetingly meets the Red Sea. It can compete with Tel Aviv for nightlife and excellent beaches. Eilat is renowned for shopping, diving and its eclectic and delicious food scene. You can drive from here into the mountains of the south for adrenaline-inducing activities.
Use your car to make a day trip from Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Eilat, or any other southern area to reach the salty shores of the Dead Sea – nature’s very own spa. Ein Gedi and Ein Bokek are two excellent entry points to the water, where you’ll spot plenty of other visitors floating, bathing and slapping on the supposedly restorative mud at the shore. There’s a thriving tourist trade here and you can stay, dine, and be entertained during your break by the Dead Sea.