In general, visitors who tour the Holy Land tend to spend most of their time in the Jerusalem area and in Northern Israel visiting the main Christian sites.
However, hidden in the south of the country are some fascinating sites that, while not widely advertised, will pique the interest of many.
Shivta, an ancient Nabatean city that was part of the ancient spice route, has some magnificent archeological sites to explore. Enjoy a guided tour that will bring to life the history of this forgotten place and visit the Byzantine churches.
For people looking to be inspired, a visit to Beer Milka is a must. Located in the central Negev desert, this moshav is made up of young families who came with a vision and a dream to fulfill. Thinking out of the box and using a lot of creativity, this group of people have worked hard and succeeded in creating an ecologically-minded community. The Moshav has an abundance of agricultural projects using both organic and conventional agriculture.
A wonderful place to stay while touring the area is Khan Beerotayim. Located in the heart of the desert is Khan Beerotayim, an ideal place to stay to experience the true essence of desert beauty. Sitting around a bonfire, mingling with the other guests and listening to their stories of what brings them to this region conjures up a fascinating and almost romantic vision of the magical beauty of the desert.
Make sure you include these places when planning your tour in Israel. You won’t regret it.