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Israel and the adjacent Palestinian territories offer many opportunities for travelers. Long thought to be an off-limits area to tourist because of decades of violence, millions of intrepid travelers visit Israel each year, hailing from all walks of life and cultural backgrounds. From lovely beaches to ancient ruins and holy areas, Israel and Palestine beckon.
Mediterranean-influenced Israel offers climates that range from subtropical in northern and coastal areas to arid and dry in the southern and eastern regions of the country. Israel experiences a rainy season from October through May. A few higher peaks in Israel, such as the Golan Heights, experience some snow in the winter, but much of the country relies only on rain for its moisture. Temperatures range from 40 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit during the rainy season and from 65 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit during desert summers. Many travelers visit Israel during Jewish and Christian holiday seasons, which can lead to higher fares and rates due to lesser availability. Great deals can be found through Orbitz.com during nonholiday periods.
A trip to cosmopolitan Tel Aviv gives travelers a trendy Mediterranean beachside destination hidden in plain sight along Israel's coast.
History buffs will enjoy tours of ancient Roman encampment remnants in Mount Masada, near the southern end of the Dead Sea.
Immerse in the history of crusaders and ancient seafaring travelers in Akko, an ancient Arabic walled city along the Western Galilee.
Bar'am National Park is located in the Upper Galilee region and is home to a well-preserved ancient synagogue from the third century.
Travelers familiar with Jesus Christ's Sermon on the Mount will revel in the history of the Mount of Beatitudes, where this sermon may have been preached two thousand years ago.
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