The Oasis of Ein-Gedi is the biggest set of perennial springs on the western side ot the Dead Sea. The site was inhabited since prehistorical times, and today it combines an archaeological site, a kibbutz, and a nature Reserve. The archaeological site is a Byzantine era Jewish village with ruins of a synagogue in its center, whose mosaic floor bears several inscriptions, some seem to record a hidden secret.
Within the nature reserve one can hike and bath in a set of waterfalls and explore the local vegetation and wild life.
Kibbutz Ein-Gedi still preserves certain components of a communal life style, such as its public dinning rooom. It also bears unique botanical gardens made by a wild variety of desert plants from all over the world.