Off the beaten path: Israel

Israel is an ancient land that went through a variety of turmoils, preserving the relics from the distant past. One can explore a variety of old and new religious places - Christian, Muslim, Baha'i, Coptic, even Scientology. Besides that the land is famous for its biblical stories, there are interesting places off the beaten path all over Israel - you can travel to explore ancient sites and excavations, enjoy hidden beaches, see trees that have been growing for over 5000 years, hike along the various hiking tracks throughout the Yehuda and Negev deserts, observe lots of weird and unusual hats in Jerusalem, and wonder at the amazingly different climate zones in such a small country.


Avdat is a city built by Nabatean tribes in the third century BC. This city was the center of the famous incense route. Here passed the caravans laden with spices on the way to the Mediterranean.

Beit Guvrin - Maresha National park, Israel

Beit Guvrin National Park is located in the hills 400 meters above sea level and is composed of Cretaceous (chalk) rocks. The park occupies a huge area of 1300 acres of land. Beit Guvrin is an entire…

Palace of Caiaphas - the undecided location

The exact location of the Palace of Caiaphas, the high priest who is believed to have plotted the killing of Jesus, is still unknown. There are two main contenders - the Church of St.Peter in…