The Best Landscapes in Israel

Travel across the Negev Desert to see the craters that mark the rocky landscape
Travel across the Negev Desert to see the craters that mark the rocky landscape | © andrea forlani / Alamy Stock Photo
Gavriel Weinberger

Israel is but a small country with an abundance of different landscapes. From the snow-capped peaks of the Mount Hermon range to the Dead Sea at the lowest point on earth, via the awesome Negev desert craters and the Mediterranean beaches, the diverse scenery in the country offers much to visitors. Below are the most beautiful scenes in Israel.

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Tel Aviv Port

The Tel Aviv Port was founded in 1938, and has since undergone several changes until it became what it is today, a commercial and entertainment district serving the Tel Aviv area and beyond.

Me’arat Halilim (Flutes Cave)

On the outskirts of Jerusalem, overlooking the Halilim stream, this unique cave takes its name from the way it mimics the sound of a flute when wind blows through it.

Small Crater in Negev Desert

A geological, erosional landform in the Negev Desert, the small crater represents the many cycles of Israel’s history.

Golan Heights

The Golan Heights, in the north of Israel, is fully situated on a volcanic plateau. The breaks in the volcanic rock create bountiful streams and epic scenery.

Mount Kanaim

Mount Kanaim neighbours the spectacular Masada fortress, which you can visit with Culture Trip as part of our specially curated seven-day Israel trip. It is named after a group of warriors and their families who sacrificed their lives rather than fall prey to the Roman enemy. The other side of the mountain grants serious hikers with an unbeatable view of the Dead Sea.

Jerusalem Forest

On the outskirts of the Jerusalem metropolitan area is a pine forest that once covered 400ha (988 acres). Today it is shrinking due to urban expansion, but local activists are doing all they can to keep this section of forest alive.

Bat Yam Walkway

In recent years, the municipality of Bat Yam, a city just south of Tel Aviv, has built a beautiful park and walkway which is packed on weekends and summer evenings.

Saar Waterfall

The Saar river serves as a geographical border between the Golan Heights and the Hermon range. The Saar waterfall is the biggest in Israel, and is created as the river makes its way south. It is an impressive sight during the early spring as the snow melts off Mount Hermon, creating strong water pressure.

Bridge of Strings

The Jerusalem Bridge of Strings was built by the Spanish architect and engineer Santiago Calatrava. The bridge was designed to add a defining contemporary structure to the Jerusalem skyline and to carry the new light rail train.

The Mediterranean Sea

The Israel coastal plain stretches 187km (116mi) from north to south. Most of the beaches are sandy, and have warm and humid temperatures most of the year. Although they are often crowded, one can always find a moment of quiet solitude in the face of a large stretch of water.

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