6 Places to View Beautiful Sunsets in Israel

October 29th 2018

Israel is blessed with beautiful landscapes, rich cultures, ancient cities, and above all of these, the most stunning of sunsets. Every evening during your stay in the Holy Land, you’ll get to witness the most spectacular skies, filled with color. Throughout the ages, the setting of the sun has ushered in the beginning and ending of Jewish holidays, and this religious significance only adds to the visual splendor.

So where to watch these beautiful sunsets?

Here are just 6 of the many perfect sunset viewing locations in Israel:

Ramon Crater

Situated in the southern Negev Desert, the Ramon Crater provides an exceptional location to view the setting sun. The huge crater, which is nearly 2,000 feet deep, is not the result of a meteor strike, but rather of a rare form of erosion. The surrounding cliffs and rock formations allow for stunning views across the crater. The natural light displays as the sun sets are sublime.

Mount Hermon

Mount Hermon, in the far north of the country, is the highest point within Israel. It’s also one of the most popular places to visit for skiers, birdwatchers, and hikers. From the slopes of Mount Hermon, you’ll enjoy spectacular views across northern Israel and into Lebanon and Syria. Best of all, are the sunsets you’ll witness from the religiously-significant mountains.

Tel Aviv Seafront

After a busy day exploring Tel Aviv, there’s nothing better than to enjoy the stunningly beautiful evening skies in the quiet before the nightlife truly gets into gear. Some of the best places to relax include the city’s many beaches and promenades, including in the Old Port area. To your left, as you look out to sea, you’ll be able to view the ancient city of Jaffa silhouetted against the fading sun.

Sea of Galilee

The Sea of Galilee – known locally as the Kinneret – is a freshwater lake in the north of Israel. The lake is surrounded by areas of natural beauty, including the rolling hills of the Golan and the Jordan River valley. The higher ground provides exceptional views across the lake. From the shoreline, you’ll be in awe as the setting sun reflects across the water’s surface, creating a breathtaking ambiance and a multitude of different colors.

Mount of Olives

Situated to the east of the Old City of Jerusalem, the Mount of Olives is a mountain ridge which has been used as a Jewish cemetery for more than 3,000 years. Some of the oldest graves date back to the First Temple period. It’s an amazing place to visit if you want to connect with ancient Jewish history and has the added bonus of being a location where you can view beautiful sunsets over the holy city of Jerusalem.

The Dead Sea

The Dead Sea is the lowest point on land in the world. It’s also one of the saltiest bodies of water to be found anywhere, which makes it a hugely popular tourist attraction. People flock to ‘float’ in its warm and healing salty waters. Surrounding the lake are huge ridges and amazing views towards the coastline of Jordan. As one might expect, the sunsets here are stunning, and can also be enjoyed from one of the many luxury hotel resorts that line the shore.