It is a very small agricultural settlement or moshav in Israel, with a little over 460 people as its total population. It has the Green Line to its east and the Modi'in or the no- man's land to its south. Modi'in is a close drive. The cities of Jerusalem and Hebron, replete with biblical references, in its proximity add to the hamlet's enigma. The Shilat Junction is the gateway to an industrial park with commercial parks and an industry. Shilat is an excellent choice for a starting point of your trip in and around the city. The Hasmonean village, a few hours' drive from Shilat showcases the true culture, civilization, and earlier way of life of the Israelites. Paintings and carvings on caves, wine presses and an abundance of medicinal plants give a tourist an ancient feel. There are some parks in the area like the Ayalon Park, the Canada Park, Britannia Park and the Utopia Park. If you so choose you could rent a car and explore the place on your own. If you are a beach person, the myriad beaches on the Mediterranean Coast are bound to make you happy. Lose yourself in the magic of Israel. All you need to do is, avail yourself of car rental services and set out on a road trip, stopping only at various museums and street shops that catch your fancy. Car rental from Sixt in Shilat is available all over the city and one has the luxury to choose from high end SUVs and convertibles to mid and low range vans.