Eilat, Dead Sea & the South Don't Miss in Eilat, Dead Sea & the South

Don't Miss in Eilat, Dead Sea & the South

Dead Sea Area
Things Not to Miss in the Eilat, Dead Sea & Negev

The Dead Sea is the lowest point on earth, and despite its name and positioning there is actually a whole lot of things going on in the Dead Sea area.

Dead Sea Beach

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Masada
Days Out in Eilat, Dead Sea & Negev

Masada - A UNESCO world heritage site and an incredible place and story of bravery, revolution, survival and honor.

Masada

History of Masada

A group of zealots took refuge in the Masada desert fortress during the Jewish Revolt (66-70 CE) and withstood the Romans for three years.  Eventually the Romans built an assault ramp up one side of the hill allowing them to deploy superior troops and technology. On the night before the inevitable Roman victory the defenders committed mass suicide to avoid capture. Masada has been extensively excavated and even food stores were found!

 

Masada has passed into modern Israeli as a classic narrative and a symbol of independence, honour and the good fight - Masada will not fall again!

 

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On the Road to Eilat
Days Out in Eilat, Dead Sea & Negev

Nahal Zin IsraelEilat, located at the very southern tip of Israel, can be reached by air and also by road through the Negev desert. The straight drive will take around 4-5 hours from Jerusalem or Tel Aviv. The distance is not huge (300-350 Km), but, the main roads are not great and there is a fair number of trucks on the roads resulting in a slower drive.

 

Caution is urged on these roads both from a speed trap and safe driving perspective - desert driving can be very monotonous so watch your speed and stay alert.

 

The desert is full of exciting things to see so it often makes sense to turn the journey into a full day or even two day trip if time allows.

 

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Things not to Miss in Eilat
Days Out in Eilat, Dead Sea & Negev

Sunset Red Sea EilatEilat is Israel's southern city and is focused on allowing tourists to relax, unwind enjoying the sun and the sea.

 

Relaxation is the best thing to do in Eilat and many day will be spent by the pool or in the sea. Here are some ideas of other things to do in Eilat and nearby.

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