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12 October 2018

Eilat: Where the Desert Meets the Sea

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The southern Israeli town of Eilat is the perfect getaway destination, with fun activities everyone in the family can enjoy. Whether you’re looking to go on a romantic getaway, a family holiday, an adventure break or simply a fun holiday with your friends, Eilat is the perfect holiday destination. Keep on reading to find out more about our newest middle-eastern destination! 

Best things to do in Eilat

With over 12 kilometres of spectacular coastline, the main attraction is undoubtedly the sea. The range of water activities is very wide: from windsurfing, to kite-surfing, jet skiing or snorkelling, there is something to suit all tastes! Diving is another must-do if you wish to discover the city’s unique marine fauna and flora. Keep in mind that you have to leave a reasonable period of time between diving and flying.

If you’re travelling with children, you must visit Eilat’s  dolphin reef, where the little ones will be able to interact with dolphins in their own natural habitat.

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The underwater observatory is another must-see: here, you will be able to discover the Red Sea’s unique marine life in all its splendour. The coral reef around the observatory has become a major feeding spot for sharks, tortoises, manta rays and multi-coloured fishes, you won’t want to miss it!

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Just 20 minutes from Eilat you will also find Timna Park: located in the heart of the Israeli desert, its attractions and activities combine nature, historical antiquities and adventure for visitors of any age.

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Located about 25 km north of Eilat, Mount Timna is yet another key landmark worth stopping by: outstanding in its variety of scenic, geological and archaeological sites of global significance, it hosts the first copper mine of its kind discovered to date. Copper mines and mine shafts can be seen all around the park, as well as remains of melting furnaces dating back to Ancient Egypt. Copper was the first metal used to create domestic and work tools, which explains the area’s strategic importance back in the ancient world.

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Snaking across Timna Park are hiking trails short and long, for all levels of experience. From these, visitors can witness the amazing works of nature, including the great wildlife, plants and trees. Within the park, rather uniquely for the desert, is a small lake, and pedal boats are included in the ticket price. Activities for the little ones, such as coloured sand bottling, are also available.

This new route will be launching on 30th October 2018, with one weekly direct flight from Madrid to Eilat (Ovda airport). It will be operated every Tuesday on a temporary basis until 26th March 2019, by one of our Boeing 737 – 800 aircraft.

Eilat boasts a whopping 360 sunny days, making it the perfect destination for those who wish to escape cold winters and enjoy the beaches and the Crystal Clear Waters of the Red Sea. Book your flights to Eilat today!

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