The city of Tel Aviv lies on the Mediterranean coast in Israel, in the Middle East. This is the second most populous city in Israel, after the capital, Jerusalem. The latest census recorded a population of over 400,000 inhabitants. Your holidays in Tel Aviv will be spent in one of the most developed, affluent and cosmopolitan parts of the Middle East. This means that you can expect your self catering villa or apartment to be very well appointed, with all of the luxuries you would expect from a highly rated hotel.
When you consider the fact that 1.5 million visitors head for Tel Aviv each year, a self catering villa in this city suddenly becomes a great idea! People opt for holidays in Tel Aviv as this is a city that is unlike most others in the region: truly cosmopolitan, a great nightlife, excellent restaurants, shopping and a climate that is far better than what you can expect in the UK. Culturally, you will be spoilt for choice too! There are a number of excellent museums and parts of the city have been designated as UNESCO World Heritage sites, down to the fact that there is architecture here that is quite rare and unique - specifically from the Bauhaus style.
If you are keen to spend your holidays in Tel Aviv, you will soon realise that there are plenty of places to visit. After all, you are within the ‘Holy Land’ region in this neck of the woods. The Sea of Galilee is within a short driving distance of Tel Aviv and is definitely well worth the visit. You may also wish to head for the largest city in Israel, Jerusalem. To be honest, there are far too many sites and attractions to list here. You will discover a huge number of interesting synagogues, monasteries, cathedrals and churches that exude awesome architectural splendour. There are also several excellent museums, The Wailing Wall and you’ll be tripping over attractions that you may recognise from The New Testament.
For your holidays in Tel Aviv, you can expect to experience a typical Mediterranean climate. This means that the summers can be hot and humid; where as the winters are still pleasantly mild, albeit slightly wetter. During the month of August, the average temperature climbs to 30 degrees Celsius. During January and February this drops back to around 18 degrees Celsius. The annual average rainfall is around 19 inches.
The nearest airport for your holidays in Tel Aviv will be Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV) which is very close to all self catering accommodation in the area. There are a few airlines that depart from the UK for Tel Aviv and these are British Airways, El Al, easyJet and Jet2. Flights depart from airports such as London Heathrow (LHR), London Luton (LTN) and Manchester (MAN).