Israel may be a small country compared to its neighbors but it boasts some of the world’s unique nature spots. Most of these unique nature spots are popular Israel tourist attractions, particularly for recreation and adventure. Israel has both hot and cold places such as the Judean Desert and the peaks of Mount Hermon. Explore the Sea of Galilee, a large lake which is one of the popular Israel biblical spots. Check out Israel’s best nature spots to visit below.
The Judean Desert is a unique terrain wherein a green portion near bodies of water, like the Ein Feshkha and Ein Gedi, suddenly turns to rocky and mountainous terrain in a short distance. The Judean Desert is littered with archeological and biblical sites. The Israel National Trail also passes through this desert.
Mount Hermon packs several nature reserves and parks including the Hermon Stream Nature Reserve and Nimrod Fortress National Park. During winter, Mount Hermon is home to long ski slopes and ski resorts also open for such recreation.
The Mediterranean Sea and The Red Sea
Israel boasts beaches in two seas – the Mediterranean Sea west of Tel Aviv and the Red Sea that’s south of the city of Eilat. Both are popular Israel tourist attractions with different unique offerings. Beaches in Tel Aviv are packed with resorts, malls and hotels that’s fit for any modern tourist. Beaches in Eilat feature access to beautiful snorkeling and diving spots.
The Dead Sea is the world’s saltiest body of water as well as the lowest body of water being 1,412 feet below sea level. The waters in the Dead Sea contain high concentrations of salts and minerals making it void of living creatures. The Dead Sea is one of the popular natural Israel tourist attractions for the mud baths. The mud in the Dead Sea packs minerals which are deemed to have cleansing and purifying properties.