Goris, Armenia

The endlessly winding roads that leap through the gorges over the mountains of Syunik come to a major junction at Goris, making this an inevitable stop…

Jermuk, Armenia

Since Soviet times, the upmarket spa town of Jermuk has been a popular vacation spot due to its precious mineral water treatment sanitoriums. In the old…

Tangier, Morocco

Tangier’s strategic location has made it a highly sought-after locale since ancient times. The layout within Tangier’s Medina, like most throughout…

Haifa, Israel

Haifa is a northern Israeli port city built in tiers extending from the Mediterranean up the north slope of Mount Carmel. The city’s most iconic sites…

Ashdod, Israel

Ashdod is the sixth-largest city and the largest port in Israel accounting for 60% of the country’s imported goods. Ashdod is located in the Southern…

Kusadasi, Turkey

Kuşadası is a beach resort town on Turkey’s western Aegean coast. A jumping-off point for visiting the classical ruins at nearby Ephesus (or Efes),…

Aqaba, Jordan

Aqaba is a Jordanian port city on the Red Sea’s Gulf of Aqaba. Inhabited since 4000 B.C., it’s home to the Islamic-era Aqaba Fort and the adjacent…

Petra, Jordan

Petra is a famous archaeological site in Jordan’s southwestern desert. Dating to around 300 B.C., it was the capital of the Nabatean Kingdom. Accessed…

Amman, Jordan

Amman, the capital of Jordan, is a modern city with numerous ancient ruins. Atop Jabal al-Qala’a hill, the historic Citadel includes the pillars of the…

Dead Sea, Jordan

The Dead Sea – bordering Israel, the West Bank and Jordan – is a salt lake whose banks are more than 400m below sea level, the lowest point on dry…