THE DEAD SEA
The Dead Sea is the lowest point on earth, 1300 feet below sea level, and is surrounded by the striking landscape of the Judean Desert. The Dead Sea also claims a fascinating history, reaching back to the times of Abraham. It once served as a place of refuge for biblical figures, like David hiding from Saul.
One of the most spectacular natural sites in the world, the Dead Sea has evolved into a major center for both health and beauty tourism in Israel. The leading draw at the Dead Sea is the warm, salty, and incredibly buoyant mineral-rich waters that have attracted tourists since ancient times, including Herod the Great and the beautiful Queen Cleopatra. Many have lavished its rich, soothing mud on their skin and floated effortlessly on the salt-infused water.