Category: Mediterranean

Sifting through Israel’s Rich History

Within Israels’ Emek Tzurim National Park, on the lower slopes of the Mount of Olives, untold treasures are being unearthed. But it’s not only archaeologists who are digging up relics here. It’s a small army […]

Israel’s Astonishing Natural Beauty

When you think of Israel, a vast treasure trove of historic and religious sights undoubtedly comes to mind. But this small country is home to some of the world’s most stunning natural beauty, the likes […]

Jerusalem: City of Pilgrimage for Three Religions

The history of Jerusalem stretches back to 4000 BC and the Copper Age. We so readily associate the city with religious history today, it’s hard to believe that millennia passed before events unfolded here that […]

Ancient Findings in Petra, Jordan

Ad Deir is the famous monastery of Petra, Jordan that is carved completely out of rock. The structure was built by the Nabateans in the 1st century in their classical style. The “monastery” was actually not a monastery at all but a temple dedicated to the king Obodas I of the Nabatean people. It became known as a monastery when the European explorers falsely identified it as such. The Ad Deir is a bit of a hike and contains around 800 steps to get to, but as you can, it is worth it.

The Dreamscape of Santorini, Greece

There aren’t many places on earth that are as beautiful as the Greek Isles and one of the most loved and visited is Santorini.

The Mysteries of Giza, Egypt

The Great Sphinx is located in Giza, Egypt and is located just outside of Cairo, Egypt, on the other side of the Nile.

The City Built of Rock – Petra, Jordan

The city of Petra is known for being built and carved into the surrounding rock. This ancient city, located in the southwestern desert of the country, is surrounded by mountains with plenty of passages and […]

Top 7 Sites On Your Egypt Tour

With sights that are older than many countries, Egypt has enough history and beauty to leave any visitor happy and fulfilled.

Experience More of Israel … for Less

Gate 1 Travel knows Israel like no other travel company. Thanks to our longstanding and enduring relationships throughout the country, we can offer an unmatched experience that provides endless insight into its natural and cultural […]

The Pristine Beauty of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

The Sheikh Zayed Mosque is located in Abu Dhabi, the modern capital of the United Arab Emirates.