Information & Facts
Free, although guided tours are subject to a
Hebrew and Arabic are the official languages of Israel.
Most of the population also speak English.
The Israeli Shekel (ILS) is divided into 100 agorot (singular is
agora). Money can be changed in the small exchange bureaux found on
most main streets, or at banks and hotels. ATMs are prevalent
throughout the country and linked to American systems. Most banks
are open Sunday through to Friday until noon, and are open again
from 4pm till 6pm on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Major credit
cards are widely accepted, as are travellers cheques, though
commission on these is high.
Open Sunday to Wednesday from 9am to 5pm; Thursdays
from 9am to 8pm; Fridays and holiday eves from 9am to 2pm. Entrance
is permitted until an hour before closing.