Aerial view of the Old City of Acre is amazing! Acre is a historic port-city in the northern part of Israel,
which is on the World Heritage List. It's interesting that Acre is one of the oldest continuously inhabited
sites in the world. It's famous for the remains of the medieval Crusader buildings, you may be impressed
by the walls, fortresses and strongholds of the city. Various cultures influenced the place, even Napoleon
The Bahá’í Gardens in Haifa, Israel, is a Bahá’í holy place and a major tourist site in Haifa,
the garden terraces are located around the golden-domed Shrine of the Báb on Mount Carmel.
The staircase includes nineteen extremely beautiful terraces, extending almost a kilometer,
covering about 200000 square meters of land. The gardens combine works of stone and
metal as well as fountains and green expansive lawns. The garden overlooks the panoramic
views of the city, the Galilee Hills and the Mediterranean Sea.
One of the most beautiful area in Israel the north west part of the Sea of Galilee.
We paddle trough the secret water fall, The Church of the Multiplication of the
Loaves and Fish two other Church's and the old Kfar Nahum ancient Synagogue
all with the amazing view of Mount Happiness on one side the sea of Galilee
clear water and the South Golan mountains, we could even see the Golan
mountain with some snow on top.
The Arabah (Arava) is a desert area, which starts from the southern end the Sea of Galilee,
goes down to the Dead Sea and ends at the Gulf of Aqaba. The desert landscape is various
and at some places looks like a moonscape. There are special tracks for people who like hiking
and you can choose a route to get to the Mount Sodom (Har Sdom), made of rock salt and
famous for one of its pillars called "Lot's wife" with reference to the biblical story of destruction
of Sodom and Gomorrah. Another interesting fact about Arava is that it's believed that
King Solomon had copper mines there.
We continue shooting interesting places in Israel and this time we've flown over one
the most attractive sites for tourists, an ancient port city in Israel, the oldest part of
Tel Aviv-Yafo, the old city of Jaffa. According to one of the myths the city was named
after Noah's son, named Japheth. Some people believe it comes from the Hebrew
word "Yofi" - beauty. Jaffa Lighthouse located in the old port is one of the tourist
attractions. Visitors can take a pleasant walk around the city, enjoying its narrow
alleys named after the signs of the Zodiac. There are art galleries and studios,
jewelry shops, cafes and restaurants, museums, mosques and churches.
The church you can see in our film is called St. Peter's Church, a Franciscan
Roman-Catholic one, built on the remains of a Crusaders fortress.
You can also enjoy the view of Tel Aviv Promenade and modern
buildings of Tel Aviv at the background.
The Dead Sea in Israel attracts many people from all over the world. It's the
lowest point on the earth (427 meters below sea level) and a natural health spa.
The water has the highest concentration of salt in the world, that's why it's called
the Dead Sea, as there's no any form of life in the sea due to the salinity. On the
other hand, it provides health effects and therapies, as the waters are rich with
minerals. It's warm there all year round and the place has become a modern
vacation destination and a great combination of calmness, relaxation and treatment.
The western shore welcomes you with organized convenient beaches and you'll find
dozens of hotels and guest houses there.
Ramon Crater/Makhtesh is located at the peak of Mount Negev and
there is a small town Mitzpe Ramon located on the northern edge
of the crater. It is considered to be the world's largest crater:
40 km long, 2-10 km wide and 500 meters deep. It contains
different kinds of rocks, including red and yellow clay hills.
You can meet there Nubian Ibexes.
The city of Haifa is so beautiful and diverse, that it's impossible to show all it's beauty in one short film,
therefore this is our first part of Haifa sketches. We started flying over the Stella Maris Carmelite Monastery,
built in the 19th century. Just across from the monastery there is an Old Lighthouse with a magnificent view
of the sea. We also filmed International Convention Center, the largest international congress center.
You can also notice the building of Haifa mall nearby.
This time we were flying over a nice neighborhood of Haifa Bat Galim (Daughter of Waves),
located on the Mediterranean coast. Many people go out for a pleasant walk along the
promenade to enjoy the beauty of sunset.
The Latrun Monastery, monastery of the Silent Monks, is the only
Trappist Monastery in Israel. It is located at the top of a hill in the
Latrun Salient with a fabulous view of the Ayalon Valley, overlooking
the road between Tel-Aviv and Jerusalem. This place attracts lots of
travelers by its great location as it's close to the Holy City and such
places of interest as Mini Israel and Yad La-Shiryon Museum.
There are vineyards and olive trees, and the monks make and sell
unique wine and grape juice.