On the shores of the Eastern Mediterranean sits a stunning country with a long and tumultuous history. Israel’s deserts and high mountains, fabulous coastline, and historic temples tell stories from across the ages. Haifa and Tel Aviv have vibrant cultural scenes and beautiful seaside hotels and restaurants. The Old City in Jerusalem is central to the world’s Abrahamic religions. Sites holy to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are all found there. Ancient olive groves shade Roman ruins while high tech companies power the digital economy. Israel is a case study in contrasts.
The Dead Sea is located between Israel, Jordan, and Palestine. Seen from afar, the Dead Sea is like a double-tail fish, swimming between the mountains. The Dead Sea has no tides and isn't disturbed by waves. The lake and the shore both contain high salt content. In such water, fish and other organisms all find it difficult to survive, so there are only bacteria and algae and no other life forms in the water. There are also no flowers or grass along the shoreline, which is why people call it the Dead Sea. Additionally, the water is highly buoyant because of its high salt content. Wade into the Dead Sea, and you're not likely to sink. The Dead Sea is a relatively low point on the earth's land surface, so it's also known as the "navel of the world."
Western Wall Plaza | Jewish Quarter, Jerusalem 97500, Israel
The Old Town of Jaffa is situated on the south side of Tel Aviv, on the edge of the Mediterranean Sea, typical of Tel Aviv landmarks. The wood from the Bible that was built to build the Jewish temple in Jerusalem was shipped from here. Looking south at the seaside in Tel Aviv, there are hills surrounded by houses, and there is a bell tower on the top of the hill, which is the old town of Jaffa. The stone houses and alleys in the city have now become picturesque artists and tourist centers.
The old port of Tel Aviv lays on the northern Tel Aviv coast, by the estuary of the Yarkon River with the Mediterranean. This place, which is inactive as a sea port today, is one of the liveliest quarters of Tel Aviv as far as being a nightlife and daytime hangout resort.