ATTRACTIONS Among the most visited: the well-preserved city of columns – Jerash (in the city of 2 amphitheaters (North and South), 17 churches, several well-preserved ancient cobbled streets framed by columns made in various styles), as well as other cities of Roman Decapolis (Decapolis ); fortresses of the crusaders and Mamluks; palaces of the Umayyad caliphs; a huge number of places, one way or another connected with the Old and New Testaments (tourists usually only see the Moses memorial on Mount Sky, standing on which, according to legend, the prophet saw the earth for the first and last time, to which God led him 40 long years and which, according to the same legend, found his last refuge). Jordan is the true place of the baptism of Jesus on the Jordan River and Makavir is the place where the head of John the Baptist was cut off; sulfuric and mineral springs, in which the king of Judea Herod the Great once lived his body and a cave in which Lot and his daughters hid after the fall of Sodom and Gamorra; these are olive groves, pines and palm trees; these are mountains similar to the Sinai and unlike anything Wadi Rum, in which a film was shot about Lawrence of Arabia. Continue reading
SIGHTSEEING Mahe Island is the largest island (150 sq. Km.), As well as the economic and political center of the country. 90% of the population live here and the most modern Seychelles International Airport is located.
Victoria is one of the smallest capitals of the world, the only major port of Seychelles and the only city in the country – any other settlement in the archipelago, whatever its name, is essentially a village. The capital of the island and the whole archipelago attracts tourists with its many Creole restaurants, souvenir shops and shops, traditional houses with marquises and openwork balconies, art galleries, colorful fruit and vegetable markets. The city is surrounded by green coconut trees (although recently modern and almost green-less neighborhoods have been growing rapidly), it is surrounded by cinnamon plantations, and from the peaks of the nearby hills of Signal, Crave-Coeur, Niol and the Three Brothers mountains (699 m. ) a fantastic view of the other islands of the archipelago. Continue reading
Israel is a small country with great opportunities for recreation. Here are sun-drenched beaches, the Red and Mediterranean Seas with water activities and exciting diving, as well as the healing minerals of the Dead Sea. Excursion programs with an inspection of ancient cities and ancient shrines, sunbathing, shopping in modern shopping centers – you will not be bored during your vacation.
As in any state, Israel has its own unique traditions. Going to the country for the first time, it will not be amiss to find out about the basic rules that will help the tourist feel more confident and not get into the curiosity. Top 5 features of Israel – in our article.
1. The best time to relax
When planning a tour to Israel, it is worth considering that the weather here is very different from the usual climatic conditions. Spring and autumn are the best time to relax on the shores of the Red and Mediterranean Seas. The tourist season opens in March and lasts until mid-June. The second wave of tourists arrives in Israel in mid-September and enjoys a beach holiday until the end of November. The height of summer in the country is quite hot. But every hotel, shop, souvenir shop and even taxis are ready for high temperatures and have air conditioning. Continue reading