3 little pieces of Israeli heaven

29.05.2019

Planning a trip to Israel? Looking for sites that are quiet and have breathtaking scenery? Well, look no further cause we’ve made it much easier for you, rounding up three of Israel’s most beautiful little pieces of heaven.

שמורת_האלמוגים_-_דורון_ניסים_(12).png Eilat Coral Beach Nature Reserve. Photo Credit: Doron Nissim

Treat yourself to these three gorgeous Israeli treasures where you and your loved ones can easily relax while enjoying stunning views and breathing in exciting historic landmarks.

Tel Dan Nature Reserve

Here’s one hell of a magnificent little piece of heaven, full of history and beauty. This site is located in northern Israel (near Kiryat Shmona). It isn’t only a rare and exquisite archaeological treasure, but it is also one of Israel’s most stunning natural attractions. The Dan river, originating from the springs at Tel Dan, is the largest of three sources of the Jordan river and this site (covering a total area of 120 acres) has a variety of walks you can take through the reserve while enjoying its beautiful waters streams and treetops. There’s a total of four nature trails that crosses water channels amid big forest trees and a flourishing plantation.
This site is also famous for its incredible archaeological excavations, offering a unique exploration of both an ancient Canaanite civilization (about 4,000 years ago) and the Israelite tribe of Dan. These ancient ruins are truly amazing and will give you a new perspective on the historic events that took place in the Northern Kingdom.

Achziv National Park

Crystal clear water, naturally formed lagoons, awesome beaches and even the remains of a crusader castle are just some of the many fabulous treats this gorgeous park has to offer you and your loved ones. Whether you’re travelling with your spouse and seeking a stunning coastline with magical sunsets or planning a day trip with the family, this treasure of a beach is the place for you.

Located in the Western Galilee region of northern Israel (between Rosh Hanikra and the city of Nahariya), this park has a shallow lagoon for children and another deeper lagoon for adults to swim in as well as grassy picnic spots. It is also a great place to see Seagulls, sea turtles and even small Octopuses among the rocks and in the pools. You can also stay in the national park campground which is open to families between Passover and Sukkot and especially during summer it is a wonderful place to spend the night while sleeping under the sky and stars.

 

Achziv National Park. Photo Credit: Galit Rozen

Eilat Coral Beach Nature Reserve

Considered by many as one of the best and most exciting reefs in the world, this nature reserve is just a magical experience for all you swimmers, divers and nature lovers out there and an absolute perfect day trip. Located under the sea off the coast of Eilat (about 10 min. ride south of Eilat), it is a great spot for you to enjoy the quietness of the sea while exploring the colorful underwater jungle of coral reefs and marine life! This extraordinary coral reef makes you feel like you’re swimming in an aquarium and it is home to dozens and dozens of beautiful fishes, featuring more than 270 species of coral and 650 species of tropical fish as well as the largest underwater observatory in the Middle East. So if you are in Eilat and are looking for a beach that is not overly crowded and yet is has easily accessible – look no further, cause you’ve just found exactly what you’re looking for.

 

Eilat Coral Beach Nature Reserve. Photo credit: Doron Nissim