Israel, prominent on the world stage as a political hotbed, is often passed over by people when planning where next to travel. This small country is not only the main player in many Middle Eastern struggles but a land of unbeatable beauty, a multitude of historical and religious sights and a fascinating mix of people. Israel is a destination everyone should reach at least once in their lifetime.
People who do decide to discover Israel for themselves usually arrange to spend some time in the northern part of the country but too often reserve just a small part of their itinerary for this area. With its awesome landscape and ancient sights covering approximately 2,000 square kilometers, northern Israel is a spot to absorb rather than pass through in a rush. The most effective as well as one of the simplest ways to explore this area is by making the most of the excellent value Israel car hire
suppliers. Trains, while existent in Israel, do not yet run along the entirety of the country, and bus travel can leave you with more time waiting and changing stations than seeing the sights. Rental car companies are plentiful in Israel and roads are extremely well signed, each one worded in large Hebrew, Arabic and English letters. In this part of Israel renting a car makes the most sense.
Along the shores of the sunny Mediterranean the ancient port city of Caesarea holds a theatre constructed during the reign of Herod the Great and a large aqueduct built atop arches, along which you can walk to view the sea. Further north, the walled city of Acco beats with the heart of Arab culture. Drive a couple of hours east and you'll reach the Sea of Galilee. A sea in name only, this large lake is surrounded by kibbutzim and significant religious sights like Capernaum and the Mount of Beatitudes. Look east, and you'll be gazing upon the mountains of Jordan. Minutes south of the Galilee is Bet She'an, layers of excavated cities dating back to the 4th Century B.C. Drive north, and you'll shortly arrive in the Golan Heights, where Druze villages and military bunkers dot the otherwise rather stark rural landscape all the way to the border with southern Lebanon. These are just a few of the sights you will find in this part of Israel.
Getting to know northern Israel is an important part of any trip to this country, and renting a car will give you the freedom to see it all. Just be sure to allow yourself the several days needed to experience as much as you can of the beauty and rich history in this area of the earth.
Guest post By: Sabina Lohr
editor of solofemaletraveler.com