Nazareth. Church Synagogue
Note: Visiting this Christian shrine is not included in all excursion routes. But it always follows after a visit to the Church of the Annunciation. Therefore, I consider it appropriate…

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Franciscan Order in the Holy Land
But only the Order of the Franciscans earned the right to be called the Keepers of the Holy Land, and its founder, Francis of Assisi, wore the stigmata from the…

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Galilee - ancient and young
The diversity and contrasts of Israeli landscapes are especially evident in the famous Galilee. ... In the legendary waters of the Jordan River and the Sea of ​​Galilee - the…

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Crusaders

How to swim in several seas at once

Israel for tourism is a unique country. Firstly, the Red Sea resort of Eilat is good for relaxing all year round; secondly, it is possible to combine the pleasant (that is, relaxation) with the useful, namely with excursions to the holy places of Israel. If we add to the first two points the possibility of healing the body weary of life on the coast of the Dead Sea, it becomes clear that this is where the Russians need to go. Importantly, it takes only four hours to fly to the country. Russian tourists are especially pleased with the presence of Russian-speaking staff in many hotels.

Most often, tourists who choose Israel as their vacation destination are offered holidays in Eilat. The company Ophir Tours has developed for its customers an unconventional version of a trip around the country called Four Seas. Continue reading

Tel Aviv – Jaffa

Kilometers of sandy beaches, the golden coast, on which the waves of the turquoise blue Mediterranean Sea gently roll. Daily catch at the fishing port, open-air cafe on green glades and noisy streets.

From dawn to dawn on the Mediterranean coast, in countless restaurants, clubs, pubs, entertainment venues, life is in full swing.

There is no other city that represents modern Israel better than Tel Aviv, along with ancient Jaffa, where the biblical Jonah emerged victorious in the battle with the whale.

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Cana of Galilee. Wedding Churches

Having left Nazareth (on highway number 754) by the path that Jesus walked after His expulsion from the city, we soon stop in the settlement of Cana of Galilee. Why is Galilee? Because there was another one, south of Zora. At the time of Jesus, Kahn was a fairly large settlement, at least more important than Nazareth, even if only because of its strategic position, being the link between the capital of the region at that time Zippori and his future successor Tiberius. Kahn entered the history of Christianity not only due to the very fact of the Miracle that Jesus performed here, but also due to its importance, semantic load: only after Baptism in water is the conversion of water into wine. The “counter” turned on, the process became irreversible, obliged at the final stage to complete the conversion of wine into blood, because the arch was to be thrown from the first supper in Cana to the last, Easter, in Jerusalem. Let us remind ourselves, finally, what really happened … Continue reading

Nazareth
The bells ring from church towers. Monks in hoods and frolicing children flashed among crowds of pilgrims from around the world. The aromas of fresh coffee, exotic spices and freshly…

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Holidays in Israel in the winter
The time when it is better to go on vacation to Israel definitely falls in autumn and early spring. Moreover, both of these periods are ideal for any type of…

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Living water of the Dead Sea
It was the end of January, but the water temperature turned out to be quite acceptable: not that warm, but, as they say in such cases, invigorating. I chuckled cheerfully,…

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Israel Entry Rules: Tips & Warnings
Israel belongs to the category of visa-free countries not only for Russians, but also for citizens of Ukraine, Moldova, and Georgia. At the moment, it is the last two countries…

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