The Negev is a large desert that covers the entire southern half of Israel. The least populated area in Israel, it is a home to the nomadic desert people known as the Bedouin.
Popular destinations: Mitzpe Ramon
and Beer Sheva
Mitzpe Ramon, despite being a small town in the remote Negev of Israel, has managed to become a lodestone for travellers seeking to enjoy the peace of the desert, far away from the hustle and bustle of the big city.
Eilat is the only Israeli city on the Red Sea. Located at the southernmost tip of the country, with its "window on the Red Sea", Eilat is first and foremost a resort town devoted to sun, fun, diving, partying and desert-based activities.
Be'er Sheva is a desert city of approximately 200,000 inhabitants in southern Israel.
Sde Boker is a Kibbutz in the central Negev, most famous for being the past residence of the first prime minister of Israel, David Ben-Gurion, who moved there after he left his office in order to live his ideals of settling the Negev.
Rahat is a city of 70,000 in the southern Negev region of Israel.
Lehavim, an upscale community 10 kilometers north of the City of Beer Sheva, on the Beer Sheva-Tel Aviv highway, is home to approximately 6500 inhabitants.
Popular Destinations in Israel