Eilat, the southernmost city in Israel, is considered the undisputed holiday capital of the state.
Eilat provides visitors with a spectacular combination of mountainous desert landscape, a beautiful bay and the summer sun that shines all through the year.
Tourism is a major employment sector in the city, with dozens of hotels and guesthouses that offer more than 12,000 rooms. In 1985, Eilat was declared as a “free trade zone”, and its Tax-Free status certainly attracts many tourists.
Eilat’s climate is considered bi-seasonal. The summer is about 9 months long, while the winter only lasts about 3 – 4 months, from November to February. The hottest month of the year is August, with temperatures soaring above 40° C, while the coldest is January with an average temperature of 12.9 ° C.
Here is a quick look into some of Eilat’s sites: