Work up an appetite on a Tel Aviv walking tour
Mixing Middle Eastern dishes with recipes from the Jewish diaspora, Israeli cuisine is delectably diverse. Get a hint -$ '21 ̮ 4-30 1.#!203+ -, a 4Ω-hour walking tour of the twin cities of Jaffa and Tel Aviv (£95pp; deliciousisrael.com). You’ll hunt out the country’s best hummus from hole-in-thewall shops; try delicacies such as lachuch, a pancake-like Yemenite bread, and be introduced to Carmel Market’s best stalls, where olives, nuts and pickles are laid out as temptingly as in a sweet shop. Also included are nibbles at restaurants from star chefs that put London’s favourite Israeli adoptee, Yotam Ottolenghi, to shame. Work it off the next day at Gordon Beach’s volleyball courts and saltwater swimming pool, or by joining in matkot, the bat-and-ball game that’s a local obsession. Come sundown, continue to burn calories dancing at one of the open-air bars on the sand. ARRIVE El Al flies to Tel Aviv from Heathrow and Manchester (from £335; elal.com). STAY In a Bauhaus-style former movie theatre, Cinema has great views from its rooftop (from £140; atlas.co.il).