Who among us does not like to travel abroad several times a year. We will always enjoy traveling and having a vacationing in Israel throughout the year. Each time we are surprised to discover new places we did not know about in this small country. A trip to Israel is a unique combination of nature, sacred sites, amazing desert, unique phenomena in the world like the Dead Sea and the Crater, selected dive sites, delicious food and warm and welcoming people.
In Israel there is a great variety of living and growing vegetation despite its limited territory. In Israel, a variety of climatic zones, topography and land, and geological evidence of the establishment of many species from different sources allow different habitats to exist. A crucial contribution to this is Israel’s geographical location between Africa, Asia and Europe. Among the prominent habitats – Euro-Siberian flora and fauna at the top of Mount Hermon; Grits, woods and Mediterranean meadows in the north and center of the country; Vegetation and living of sands along the coast and in the Negev; Lives and grows in the desert of the Negev and in the Judean Desert and in tropical habitats in the desert; living and growing in the Arabian Valley in the Jordan Valley and the Negev Mountain; In Israel, about 2,600 species of wild plants, about 55 percent of which are annuals. In Israel there are about 25,000 species of insects, about 100 species of mammals (one third of bats) and about 90 species of reptiles.
Eilat Bay has rich coral reefs that suffer from pollution and die at a rapid rate. Habitats like winter puddles and sands are disappearing due to agricultural and urban development. Moist habitats are damaged due to lack of water, leading to over-pumping, and due to pollution. Illegal hunting and poisoning harm the wildlife.
In Israel, a Mediterranean climate prevails mainly in the north and center. This climate causes a cold, wet winter and a hot and dry summer. The main rainy season in Israel is between November and March each year. The south and east have a continental desert climate. Every few years the country is hit by a drought.
Often during the trip in Israel you feel like wanting to stop on the side whether you are traveling by car or on foot and just admiring the beautiful view. If you’re traveling in the summer and looking for an escape from the Israeli heat, you can visit one of the most beautiful gardens scattered throughout the country. Lovers of flowers and vegetation and especially lovers of calm and serenity will find what they are looking for in the unknown natural gardens throughout Israel. A trip to Israel does not necessarily have to be expensive and you can find a variety of family attractions, some of them free of charge, free visitor centers, natural hidden sites that do not require a high amount of money.
Hiking enthusiasts among us can enjoy great trekking routes in Israel. You don’t have to travel to the edge of the world to enjoy great treks. Walking tours in Israel are gaining momentum and in recent years more and more hiking trails have opened for travelers. The longest route of all is the Israel Trail, which stretches for a length of 1,000 from Dan to Eilat. There are other routes as well as sections for Israel trail that allow one-day walking to several days with outdoor accommodation.
Israeli food and cuisine is a growing section in recent years. In Israel, a variety of Mediterranean dishes are very tasty. The endless debate about the best hummus has not yet been decided, alongside the delicious hot Falafel. In the morning we will have a colorful plate of shakshuka and of course it is impossible without the shawarma dish for lunch. Alongside Israel’s national dishes, excellent chef restaurants have sprung up in recent years, not only in the centers of major cities, but also in the heart of the Galilee. And if in the not-too-distant past vegetarians had to make do with a cheese sandwich or salad at the end of the trip, today there are vegetarian-friendly restaurants scattered in hiking areas around the country where you can enjoy invested and delicious dishes. And if you are traveling with children, you will surely be happy to know that there are quite a few child-friendly restaurants along the route.
And after a busy day of hiking and recreation you need to find a successful place for the night. In recent years, alongside the trend of developing unique boutique hotels in the world, Israel has also seen impressive growth in this area. Excellent boutique hotels have opened all over the country, from the Galilee to the Negev, and each one offers a unique hospitality experience, with a lot of attention to the small details, which make the stay enjoyable and pampering. The field of B & Bs has also developed greatly in the country, and today it is possible to spend a night or several nights in special B & Bs, located in unusual locations or in unusual buildings, such as a Crusader fortress, a cave and even a bus.