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Tirat Zvi, Israel

From series “The Hottest Places in the World”
Year: 1937. Population (attendance): 700.

Religious Kibbutz Tirat Zvi is situated in Israel, on the vast territory of the Beit She'an Valley. Temperature record was placed there in 1942; in the midst of hot summer air warmed up to 53.9°C. Despite these natural anomalies, people have been living in the settlement for hundreds of years and have learned to escape from a perilous heat. Their homes are equipped with tents, in the shade of which it’s always possible to shelter from the hot sun. Ponds situated around the settlement also help local residents.

Tirat Zvi, Israel According to the latest census, at least 700 people live in kibbutz. The settlement was founded relatively recently, in 1937. Currently Tirat Zvi is one of the nation's largest mass production centers, as well as a leader in production dates. Arid climate is ideal for growing lulav; this plant has long been used during religious holiday of Sukkot. Plant is collected in spring, while the holiday is in autumn. Local experts together with scientists of Volcani Institute developed a special technology to save this unique plant; thanks to that lulav can be preserved for several months.

Kibbutz was named in honor of Rabbi Zvi Hirsch Kalisher; its name literally translates as ‘Zvi Fortress.’ The settlement is a really saving fortress for hundreds of local residents. Today, this sultry Israel city practically doesn’t differ from the way of life in other localities of the country. Next - Rub al-Khali

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Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'بنك الأردن دبي الإسلامي - Jordan Dubai Islamic Bank' located in 34 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'השכרת רכב בעפולה Budget' is located in 30 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Sdei Trumot Secretariat' in 4.49 km
Supermarket: 'שוק שישי ירוק' in 7 km
Parking: 'Pinat Tal Campsite' in 8 km
Apotheek: 'Beit She'an Municipality' in 8 km
Police station: 'Community Policing Center' in 8 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'החצר של אלה' in 4.68 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Haifa Airport HFA - in 62 km
 »  Marka International Airport ADJ - in 66 km
 »  Ben Gurion Airport TLV - in 76 km
 »  Sde Dov Airport SDV - in 78 km
 »  Queen Alia Airport AMM - in 89 km
 Cities nearby

Best hotels near Tirat Zvi

Beit She'an Youth Hostel & Guest House

Located in 8 km from Tirat Zvi
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Rooms: 62
The property is an impressive building with internal portico, set in a panoramic position overlooking the Beit She'an Valley and the Gilbo'a … More: photo, rates and booking
Ein Harod Ichud Kibbutz Country Lodging

Located in 20 km from Tirat Zvi
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Rooms: 42
Home to one of the first art museums in Israel, Ein Harod Ichud Kibbutz Country Lodging also houses the Beit Shturman archaeological centre. All … More: photo, rates and booking
Gilboa Guest House - Benharim

Located in 21 km from Tirat Zvi
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Rooms: 10
Rooms feature views of the surrounding Gilboa Mountains and come with air conditioning, TV and a private or shared bathroom. Guests have shared use … More: photo, rates and booking
Vilabakfar- Country Style Villa

Located in 22 km from Tirat Zvi
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Rooms: 4
Accommodation at the Vilabakfar- Country Style Villa is air conditioned and includes a spa bath, LCD satellite TV and free Wi-Fi. A free hot water … More: photo, rates and booking

Nearest unique sightseeing spots to visit

Caesarea Theater
60 km - Caesarea Theater
In Israel, an operating amphitheater is situated in the city of Caesarea. The history of the ancient city is not simple. For hundreds of years it has repeatedly been destroyed by conquerors. The sea hasn’t spared the city either. Part of its territory was completely …
62 km - Jericho
The oldest inhabited city in the world is Jericho. According to scientists, the first fortifications in its place were built about 6800 BC. However, the age of some archaeological artifacts found in exploring the modern city are more than 11,000 years old, which means …
Well of Jacob
63 km - Well of Jacob
In Nablus, tourists will have an opportunity to visit the amazing sight, the old well, which have been associated by Jews with the name Jacob for more than 2 000 years. This well was found not far from the archaeological area of ​​Tel-Balat. It is quite deep; the …
Amphitheater Amman
65 km - Amphitheater Amman
In the early 2nd century AD, one of the new provinces of the Ancient Rome, Arabia Petraea, was located on the territory of modern Amman. The modern city of Amman was then called Philadelphia and was the capital of this province. So it is no wonder that one of the most …
69 km - Atlit-Yam
From the series 'Famous Sunken Towns'

In search of amazing underwater sights many travelers go to Israel, as there is one of the oldest flooded cities in the world. According to modern scholars, age of Atlit-Yam ruins is at least 9,000 years. Ruins are located in the coastal area of Haifa. Thousands of …
Church of the Resurrection of Christ
76 km - Church of the Resurrection of Christ
In Jerusalem has placed the greatest Orthodox Church of the world meaning – Church of the Resurrection of Christ. Mostly known as Church of the Holy Sepulcher. This cathedral was established in 325 year. The place where it is now is a precise place of the Christ …

Top destination around Tirat Zvi - Nazareth

Nazareth is considered a city in which Christ spent his childhood. This is a major center of pilgrimage, which attracts visitors primarily by its history and religious landmarks.

The Temple of the Annunciation built in 1969 is one of the most important religious places of interest. The lower level of the Temple is a grotto where once lived Virgin Mary. The interior simply strikes visitors by its elegance and refinement; here you will see ceramic bas-reliefs, fine mosaics, and beautiful frescoes. In close proximity to this church is located one more remarkable building - the church of the Archangel Gabriel. The building of this church took place in the 17th century. This religious facility is as good as the temple in terms of beauty and grandeur.

During the preparation for the celebration of the 2000th anniversary of Christianity, the historic region of Nazareth was modified heavily. First of all, it was turned into a pedestrian zone and all traffic was completely blocked. In addition to this was developed a new system of sightseeing and pilgrimage routes. While walking along beautiful streets of Nazareth, you can enjoy the panorama of the city and observe its main sights.
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