Israel as is traditionally classified as a destination only for summer holidays. However, winter is quite mild.
Just remember that December, January and February are the coldest months of the year, and it may rain more often than usual. So, you need to pack some clothes that can protect you from the chill breeze and the wet air.
The Israeli winter emerge in the coastal areas in December and January, and sometimes even snows in Jerusalem and the Galilee. This amazing climate attracts people from all around the world, coming to enjoy Israel’s winter journey.
When Snow carpets Jerusalem, it turns the holy city into a winter wonderland. It’s exciting to see Jerusalem’s iconic golden Dome of the Rock dusted with snow on alongside the beautiful Western Wall covered in white.
Tel Aviv promenade
The city is located on the Israeli Mediterranean coastline and the promenade is where people can enjoy the view on the sea both in summer and winter. The promenade is the access to the beaches, and it is packed with people running, doing sports, walking to relax or to reach one of the many restaurants and cafes. Since the promenade faces the West, it’s a great spot to watch the sunset.
The old town of Jaffa is one of the most fascinating parts of Tel Aviv. This is due to the historical charm that survived the evolution of the surroundings. The main attractions of Jaffa are the remains of the ancient acropolis, St. Peter’s Monastery, the old Arab port and the original bazaar area that now is home to restaurants and artisan workshops. Jaffa is quite tranquil compared to the center of the Tel Aviv. It’s perfect for an easy-going stroll.
Neve Tzedek Quarter
Tel Aviv’s oldest neighborhood is called Neve Tzedek Quarter, truly a must visit place. This area was first populated by Jewish coming from Europe since the 1880s. Many of the old building are still well preserved or have been restored and now host art galleries, boutiques, cafés, and restaurants. One place the mixes well the ancient architecture with the new spirit of Neve Tzedek is the recently renewed complex of the old Ottoman railway station HaTachana.
Western wall tunnels (Jerusalem)
The length of the western wall, as most people know it, is about 60 meters. However, this is only a small part of the original wall, which was almost 500 meters long. The Western Wall Tunnels follow the open-air wall north, under the houses of the Muslim quarter of the old city. The tunnel exposes an additional 300 m of the wall, revealing the construction methods and the various activities in the vicinity of the Temple Mount. The largest stone in the Western Wall is also unveiled within the tunnel and ranks as one of the heaviest objects ever lifted by a human (Without powered machinery).
This UNESCO heritage site has it all. Fantastic scenery, amazing archaeological findings, and a dramatic historical story. The drive to Masada takes about 1.5 hours from Jerusalem, adding to that about 2 hours to visit the sight leaves plenty of time for additional activities in the area. Deciding what to do comes down to personal taste and the amount of time you have.
Masada is a great place to visit during the winter, as it is located around pure nature surroundings.
The Baha’i Gardens
The extraordinary Baha’i Gardens in Haifa, are crowned with golden dome, the terraced gardens and shrine are an incredibly tranquil and beautiful memorial, as well as an immaculate example of garden landscaping. UNESCO has declared them a World Heritage Site for their cultural value, as well as natural beauty. For those of the Baha’i faith they are also an important place of pilgrimage.
Winter climate makes this visit even more special, delicate cold wind adds to the lovely nature atmosphere.
The Caesarea’s antiquities park is most likely Israel’s number one national treasures, with archaeological excavations and buildings from different periods.
Alongside all the ruins which include a beautiful Roman Theater, towers, castle and temple ruins, and a large hippodrome to racehorses you will find during your holy land trip to Caesarea modern cafes, quaint restaurants, along gorgeous sandy beaches and crystal blue waters for your enjoyment during your winter visit to Caesarea.
This small town with only 5,000 residents is close to some of the amazing sights to see in Israel like the Ramon crater with its spectacular views, especially during the winter. Accommodation in this area is also very affordable and there are tons of activities to partake in like jeep tours of the deserts. There are well-stocked supermarkets and interesting shops and restaurants, serving worldwide good that also fits to the winter.
The Dead Sea
One cannot mention Israel without talking about the dead sea. This attracts visitors year-round because of its healing properties as people cover themselves in dead sea mud. It is also world-famous for being the only sea you can float effortlessly in and relax. If you would rather not float, you can enjoy the views and observe the beauty of nature.
During wintertime, the dead sea helps chilling, since its region is the warmest in Israel.
A visit to Eilat guarantees winter sun, fun and relaxation.
The hotels capabilities are amazing and the spread at breakfast is quite a choice challenge. The vast selection of unusual dishes is tantalizing. Food is fresh and plentiful.
As winter spread around in this desert environment, Eilat hotels compete to create the most magical oasis of pools and green spaces.
This is a city for non-stop shopping and high adrenaline experiences. In the evenings you can stroll along the waterfront past marinas, busy restaurants and music bars.
Whatever you wish to buy in Eilat is 17.5% cheaper than in other cities. Israel tapers down to Eilat on the Red Sea with just 12km of waterfront, bordered by Jordan and Egypt. It is a city built for fun, sun and pleasure.