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The climate is temperate Mediterranean, with a wide variety of microclimates, being hot and dry in the southern and eastern desert areas. Although these areas do not experience significant rainfall, they can be affected by sudden and very dangerous flooding, resulting from torrential rain in distant areas but within their respective watersheds.
Official language
The official languages ​​are Hebrew and Arabic.
Local currency
The local currency is the shekel, divided into 100 agorot. There are notes of 20, 50, 100 and 200 shekels; 1, 2, 5 and 10 shekels and 10 and 50 agorot coins. Virtually all payment methods, including international credit cards, are accepted. The ATM network of ATMs covers the whole country.
Travel documents
The passport must be valid for 6 months or more from the date of return. However, it should be borne in mind that they may prevent tourists from entering the country in cases of suspected illegal immigration and activities that may endanger public order and national security. To avoid embarrassing situations, it is advisable to use round trip tickets and to have hotel reservations or proof of alternative places of stay at hand.
Health and vaccination
No special preventive measures are required in the health field. Generally good and efficient, medical and hospital care is expensive, so comprehensive medical insurance is recommended.
Israel's international access code is +972. The telecommunications network is good and modern.
Main tourist points
Israel offers tours that go beyond religious itineraries. There are walks to historical sites, regions of natural beauty and even bathing areas. With such variety, Israel is able to please all tourists.
Israel has a wide range of beaches to choose from. The wide Mediterranean stretch along the west side of the country boasts large golden sands and beautiful blue Mediterranean waves.
Jerusalem is a world famous city and one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world. Many people visit Jerusalem each year for its historical significance, its sacred sites, its beautiful and unique architecture and its remarkable atmosphere. However, Jerusalem is a city of surprises and there are many things in this amazing city that most people don't associate with immediately.
The magic dead sea. A geological wonder in a serene setting, the Dead Sea is an extremely popular tourist attraction.
Israel's southernmost city, Eilat is known for its spectacular combination of the surrounding desert landscape, beautiful bay and year-round summer sun.
Whether you come to Eilat as a family, as a couple or even alone, you will find plenty to see and do here. Accommodations abound, from youth hostels to luxury resorts, offering visitors an unforgettable 5-star experience with everything from the finest restaurants to service on the beach.
Jaffa is Tel Aviv's little sister and, despite dating back thousands of years, a visit to Old Jaffa always seems like an exciting discovery. A stroll through Jaffa reveals charming winding alleys interspersed with art galleries, historic buildings, newly renovated hotels in remarkable landmarks and a plethora of authentic and quaint restaurants.
A tour of Tel Aviv's markets, with its unrivaled human tapestry and endless variety of delicacies, is probably one of the best ways to get to know the true local spirit of Tel Aviv. Tel Aviv is famous around the world for its cultural and entertainment scene. Home to fantastic museums and art galleries, theaters, concert halls and dance centers, your cultural desires will surely be met.
When it comes to luxury travel, high-class accommodation, fine dining and first-class shopping, Jerusalem is a city that has truly come. The city boasts numerous 5-star boutique hotels, ready to meet your comfort and relaxation needs, offering incredible rooftop views and in-house spa treatments.
The world-famous site of the remains of a magnificent fortress, built in 30 BC by King Herod on top of a rocky plateau; Masada tells an ancient tale of heroism and sacrifice, the power of faith to unite, and the triumph of the human spirit in the face of adversity.
Galilee and Mediterranean Coast - Caesarea, Haifa, Acre, Nazareth, Tabgha and Golan
West Bank - Bethlehem and Jericho
Although Israel is small, its scenery varies greatly! You will find new and old cities, beaches and lakes, deserts and green mountains. Israel's national parks and nature reserves make it all possible to experience the wonderful landscapes.
How to get
The main gateway to international flights is Ben Gurion International Airport, located in the city of Lida, just 20 km from Tel Aviv, the country's main financial center.
It is important to know that when embarking on the last destination that will take you straight to Israel, there is tight security control. Before boarding the plane, wherever it is called, it will be subjected to interrogation by Israeli guards. The questions are for everyone. Avoid being distracted, do not lie under any circumstances and calmly answer all questions.
Israel, a Middle Eastern country on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, is considered the biblical Holy Land by Jews, Christians and Muslims.
Few places in the world arouse passion in the way Israel does: the dazzling beauty of its hills and valleys, the strange stillness of the Dead Sea, the multicolored canyon of Makhtesh Ramon and the ancient walls and paths of Nazareth and Jerusalem. The call of the muezzin and the silent prayers of Orthodox Jews at the Western Wall reflect how the religious devotion of the Muslims, Christians and Jews living here runs through every facet of life. Tourists rarely leave without finding the country's complex politics. But there are also many ways to relax: the bars and beaches of Tel Aviv and Haifa, the Galilean wineries and the mezze-filled tables. For the curious tourist, Israel never fails to challenge and confuse, excite and surprise, leaving a mark that lingers long after returning home.
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Jerusalem, Palestine

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