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Amazing experience

Floating without effort in a salt lake below sea level is amazing. The place is well organized for tourists. Entry fee costs 50 ILS (~12 USD). Other parts of the Dead Sea are not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Nyon, Switzerland
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Nyon, Switzerland
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Floating without effort in a salt lake below sea level is amazing. The place is well organized for tourists. Entry fee costs 50 ILS (~12 USD). Other parts of the Dead Sea are not accessible to tourists, signs say it's forbidden. So you have to choose from a paying option. Kalia beach supposedly is one of the cheaper options. It's... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The first beach on the way down the Dead Sea, this beach offers a small access that is crowded with tour buses and locals. Over priced souvenir shops and a pricey entrance will make me want to try the other beaches in the future. The experience of being perfectly buoyant is an unforgettable experience that is really worth the visit.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Kalia is fine if you are in the Jericho area (it is manned by Jericho people) and you want a quick dip in the Dead Sea. The basic admission price seemed a bit steep but there may be a package deal if you visit nearby Qumran.

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McDonough, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Stopped here on our tour of Israel recently. This is one of the areas you can take a dip in the dead sea.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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14 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Kalya is just a 30-minute drive from Jerusalem. It's one of the cluster of resorts at the northern end of the Dead Sea, but it's the best-maintained and easiest to use. New chairs and loungers; even when it's full, it's not too noisy. Plenty of shaded spots to relax in and decent, if small, changing areas. Restrooms are constantly cleaned... More 

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Wroclaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

As mentioned in the title it was the best attraction during our trip. Although you have to pay 55 NIS to enter the facility it was an unforgettable experience. How many places you can go to, go into the sea and just sit on the water and for example read a book or newspaper? To be precise we visited first... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Big place , quiet , expensive prices , a good time here with friends, i enjoyed there especially in night , i will visit this beach soon

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Its a great place to float, has plenty of shade and showers to wash off the mud, plus a life-saver standing by. Good cafe to but food & drinks.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Its about a half hour ride from Jerusalem. The road is quite secure. Went there with the family and friends for the first time and we enjoyed. Good value. A special experience.

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Varna, Bulgaria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Had to visit the place in the late October, when it should be considered among best time to visit Dead Sea in generally. Stayed for around 3 hrs, as we had to drive back to Ashdod city,where the cruise ship we were on, was docked. It was a really great experience - there is a small fee to be paid... More 

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