If the dangerous combination of instagram and birthright taught the world anything, it’s that Israel is just too gosh darn beautiful for words. Well, they say a picture is worth a thousand words, so why not ‘write’ a novel out of these Jewish landmarks, national parks and trails, and lakes masked as seas. Actually, go one further, make it a memoir – snap a selfie at these scenic spots the next time you visit Israel for a documented journey of vanity.
The most selfie-worthy spots in Israel
Get those waterproof go-pros ready! The Coral Beach Nature Reserve in Eilat allows visitors easy access to the reef, as well as essential beach services, including a shop, showers, toilets, sunshades, deck chairs and sun loungers. This stunning spot is the perfect place to check out the captivating coral reef in a comfortable setting. With small pools and bridges built over the reef - from which the coral reef and the colorful fish swimming around it can be seen - one can appreciate the many different species and types of plants and fish.
Not to be confused with a crater, Ein Ovdat is a canyon in the Negev desert, just south of Kibbutz Sde Boker. According to archaeological evidence, the area was once inhabited by Nabateans and Catholic monks. Today, it is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site and a great hiking destination. Start your day off at the bottom of the Ein Ovdat Visitor's Center then take a brief 50 minute stroll over to the foot of the canyon for a casual walk along the Tsin Wadi (one of the largest wadis in the Negev). After taking in the incredible sights, including waterfalls, unique lime and flint formations, and herds of ibex and other animals, you’ll scale the canyon for a panoramic view of Ein Ovdat.