Israel is a parliamentary republic located in the Middle East, along the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea. The country is bordered by Lebanon to the north, Syria to the northeast, with Jordan and the West Bank to the east, Egypt and the Gaza Strip to the southwest, and the Gulf of Aqaba on the Red Sea in the south.

Geographically, it contains a number of features within its relatively small territory. Israel is defined as a “Jewish and democratic state” in its Basic Laws and is the only state of the Jewish majority in the world.

Israel is a beautiful country, there’s no denying that fact. With its diverse landscapes and scenery, ranging from desert in the south, to lush green hills in the north, that beauty is incredibly varied, and whilst travelling in Israel you are almost certain to, very often, gasp in awe at the beauty this land has to offer. Here are five of the most beautiful places in Israel which you might like to include when deciding what to do in Israel.