Are you planning a trip to Israel this year, but still thinking if summer is the best season to do that?
Despite its hot summers, with average temperatures over 30 degrees Celsius, Israel is a quite popular tourist destination for many people during summer. The reasons for that are various options tourists get during these hot days.
An Israel trip with Gil Travel will be an unforgettable trip no matter your age as the agency ensures all tourists get a chance to visit and enjoy what they like best.
Here are our top 3 tips for spending a summer in Israel.
Spend your time at a beach
There are plenty of beaches in Israel that are a perfect vacation spot during summer. Whether you’re a fan of water sports, or just swimming and sunbathing, each beach can meet your needs. Some of the best beaches include Ajami Beach, Banana Beach, and Gordon Beach.
Gordon Beach, as the largest one, is usually the most crowded beach during summer as it is in the center of Tel Aviv. So, if you are not a fan of crowds, choosing another would bring you a more pleasant vacation. However, this one, as well as Frishman Beach and Bograshov Beach, is the perfect spot if you’re looking for a party; there are lots of bars and restaurants.
Banana Beach is located near Jaffa. On a Friday night, you can enjoy games of Matkot and drum circles. This beach is considered to be a Bohemian paradise.
Eilat is one of the hottest cities during summer, but the weather conditions don’t make it less popular among tourists. Eilat is on the shore of the Red Sea and is famous for its Coral Beach Natural Reserve and the Dolphin Reef. Tourists not only get a chance to relax and enjoy the beauty of beaches, swimming, and sunbathing, but those who seek a more adventurous and exciting vacation, Eilat has something on its offer list. Sports like snorkeling and scuba diving will spice up your vacation.
If you swim at the Dolphin Reef, you’ll have a chance to see bottle-nosed dolphins, other tropical fish, and a beautiful coral reef.
You may also be interested in the Underwater Marine Observatory and enjoy a stunning view of the sea creatures: stingrays, turtles, and a shark pool.
Eilat doesn’t only have beaches to offer. Its beautiful towering mountains are home to The Eilat Mountains Nature Reserve, a great hiking spot.
During summer days, Jerusalem is not as hot, compared to other cities. This makes it an excellent choice for those who are not fans of water sports, swimming, and the buzz of beaches. There are plenty of sites to see in Jerusalem, whether historical, religious, or cultural. Jerusalem is famous for the Western Wall, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Via Dolorosa, and the Jewish Quarter. But there is a myriad of other sites worth visiting. Some ancient landmarks include the Tower of David and Citadel, Damascus Gate, Jaffa Gate, Lion’s Gate, Cardo Maximus, the Garden Tomb, Dome of the Rock, and Hezekiah’s Tunnels.
If you’re into exploring churches, don’t miss the Dominus Flevit Church and Gethsemane and the Basilica of the Agony.
You can also check the Al Aqsa Mosque, visit Israel Museum, Museum on the Seam, and Bible Lands Museum.