The Negev, which extends along the southern region of Israel, occupies over half the land area. However, due to its desert character, this region is sparsely populated.
Even so, the Negev has also had its share of history. Abraham built his house in Beersheva and the Nabateans passed through here with their caravans of camels with precious trade items. For these and other reasons, the Negev has become one of Israel’s most popular tourist sites.
The Negev is a desert. It offers charming nature corners, historical and archeological sites, springs and the remains of agricultural facilities. Tourism in the desert is a developing industry: many tourists explore on foot and by bike.