Almost Jewish

by Virag Gulyas
Israel | Travel

Let’s visit Mitzpe Ramon!

March 18, 2017

Mitzpe Ramon is a village in the Negev Desert, South of Israel. If you pass by the Negev, you will see how the Bedouins are living all around. The village itself counts 3-4 thousands of people and gets busy by local and foreign tourists.

Why do people go to Mitzpe Ramon, a seemingly deserted village?

Because it hides Israel’s unique geological treasure: the Makhtesh Ramon. The 40 km long, 2–10 km wide, and 500 meters deep Maktesh – or crater – was not created by a meteor as you would assume. But it was formed by water.

Breath-taking views, plenty of fresh air, intimidating silence. That is the Ramon Crater.

Though it is in the middle of the desert, the city has a supermarket, fantastic restaurant-like eateries (using local farm products) and an outstanding visitor center with English-speaking staff.

But today, I don’t want to talk too much, enjoy the views.

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