Israel Attractions

What to see in Israel first
Israel is a sunny country, in which I want to return again and again. This place is shrouded in a pleasant and mysterious atmosphere. Tourists who come here for the…

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Stones are lying, water is flowing
It is strange that one can just fly to Israel like this. It’s the same as if tickets to Eden were sold at the box office of the Belorussky station.…

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Gedi Spring Oasis
In the immediate vicinity of the Judean Desert, between the shores of the Dead Sea and the slopes of the mountains, there is a strip of land only a few…

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Christian places Capernaum and Tabgha

One of the most important place for the Christian world in the Sea of ​​Galilee is the city of Capernaum. He is mentioned in the New Testament as the birthplace of the apostles Peter, Andrew, John and James. This city is very ancient, archaeologists are constantly working here. Some of the ancient finds are kept in many museums around the world.

Jesus came to Capernaum after leaving Nazareth. And the city became the center of the preaching work of Christ, here he performed many of his miracles: healed the mother-in-law of Peter lying in a fever, healed and called for the apostolic ministry of Matthew, healed the servant of the Roman centurion who was at death, who built a synagogue for the Jews. But despite all this, only a few believed in Jesus’ preaching. The inhabitants of Capernaum drove him out of the synagogue. For this, the city was cursed and likened to Sodom. Continue reading


Usually saying “Jerusalem” they imagine a city-museum in which almost every stone is a historical monument. However, not only that attracts tourists today. In the city – an incredible number of exhibition halls, museums and galleries of modern art.

The huge Israel Museum, which opened after reconstruction in July this year, is located on an area of ​​eight hectares. There is nothing from the boredom of a frozen story. In art galleries concerts and theater performances are held, so even if you are not a lover of fine art, but just came to listen to music, it is impossible to ignore the interiors. And on weekends in the museum are “silent” discos. They give out wireless headphones to everyone who comes in – and it begins: the DJ sets the music to which everyone dances, admiring the light projections on the walls of the museum. Continue reading

City of the world: Jerusalem

Translated from Hebrew, Jerusalem – “city of peace.” Here are five more reasons to come to Jerusalem.

What I like about the Israelis is thoroughness. Some will call it meticulous and, in general, will be right. El Al, which is considered the safest in the world, confirms its reputation from the first minutes of acquaintance.

“For security reasons, we will ask you some questions,” the representative of the airline, Dima, smiles warmly.

And it begins: “To whom are you flying? Do you have relatives in Israel? Continue reading

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 that “lead” in the number of deported citizens.

Rules for Entering Israel
General entry rules are as follows:

the period of stay in the country may not exceed 90 days;
the validity of the passport must be at least 6 months at the end of the trip
everyone entering must have insurance and a return ticket or a ticket to a third country. Instead of a ticket, you can provide tickets for sea vessels / cruise bookings / discharge from the ship role of a private sea vessel. Continue reading

Israel is an alien and so dear!

For most of the year, people living in Russia dream or plan their trip to the sea. And where is it all year round, at least warm, and often just hot, and even a few seas to choose from? That’s right, in Israel! In my opinion, the ideal time to visit this country is October. Most often, we have already gone Indian summer, and it begins to rain, or even freeze, and there is comfortable warm weather and ideal water for swimming!

So you have a week. What to include in the route, and how to catch time on the sea and touch the incredible historical heritage? I’ll tell you about my recent trip, where I just managed to combine all of the above. Continue reading

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The flip side of ostentatious vigilance at Ben Gurion Airport
In continuation of the theme begun by Sergei Dole about what he happened to experience at Ben-Gurion's Israeli airport, I would like to give a logical continuation. And ask a…


Israel Attractions
Tomb of the Virgin (Jehoshaphatova Valley) Christian Shrine Tomb of the Virgin Empress Elena (mother of Emperor Constantine the First) built a church in 326, which was able to survive…


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…


Mine Herr Hermon
We sit in Jerusalem. The beginning of March, rain outside the window, the wind blows off the bold passers-by. My interlocutor says: "I'm tired of everything, I'll go skiing tomorrow."…