If your idea of a perfect holiday is filled with opportunities to delve into history and culture, then a Jerusalem Area holiday is the ideal option for you. As one of the oldest cities in the world and a centre for several religions, Jerusalem is filled with ancient buildings and historical monuments that are not only significant to many people but breathtaking to the eye. A Jerusalem Area holiday rental apartment allows easy access to the main areas of the city where the attractions lie as well as offering a comfortable place to lay your head after a busy day exploring this ancient city.
Travellers will find that there is a myriad of things to do on a Jerusalem Area holiday. The area is not prominent in terms of outdoor activities but there is a wealth of things to see and experience in the historic city. Many of the popular sites crowded by visitors include the Church of the Holy Sepulchre where it is believed that Christ is buried, the Garden Tomb (where Christ lay after his crucifixion), Temple Mount, The Western Wall and the Belz Synagogue.
There are other notable attractions in Jerusalem such as the Israel Museum which has a fine collection of art and is home to the famous Dead Sea Scrolls. The Yad Vashem complex is home to a museum and art gallery that is dedicated to the victims of the Holocaust. If you have children in your group on your Jerusalem Area holiday they will love a trip to the Tisch Family Zoological Gardens. As well as a range of indoor and outdoor exhibits, the gardens have a petting zoo and a large lake.
If you can prise yourself away from your comfortable Jerusalem Area holiday rental apartment, then it is worth spending the day in the city of Tel Aviv. Just under an hour away from Jerusalem, Tel Aviv is awash with culture, history and modern activities. Visitors to the city will find lots of things to see and do. Worth visiting whilst in Tel Aviv is the Jaffa Museum, also known as the Museum of Antiquities. This museum is actually quite unique as you will find no old relics and artefacts here - the history of Jewish culture is all represented by way of multimedia. If you have children in your group, they will love The Safari Park in the city. There are 250 acres to marvel at from the safety of a vehicle, whilst elephants, lions, giraffes and rhinos roam free.
Those who are looking to have a Jerusalem Area holiday rental apartment will be able to enjoy a Mediterranean climate, which means that there are very hot summers and cold winters. The warmest months of the year to have a Jerusalem Area holiday are July through to September. During these months the average temperature hovers around 27°C and can reach as high as 44°C. Generally the coolest months of the year to visit are January and February when the Daytime temperature falls to around 12°C. The wettest months of the year are between December and March, when there can be as much as 5 inches of rain per month. The average annual rainfall for the Jerusalem Area is 21 inches, with no precipitation usually to be found during the hottest months!
Travellers on a Jerusalem Area holiday will most likely land at Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV) which is under an hour away from the city. Currently, flights from the UK are offered by easyJet, Jet2.com, El Al, Israir Airlines and British Airways. Passengers can depart from Manchester (MAN), London Heathrow (LHR), Stansted (STD) and Luton (LTN).