- Caesarea Originally built by Herod the Great, these 2,000-year-old Roman ruins occupy a strategic spot on the sea. They include Byzantine bathhouses and Crusader moats.
- Baha'i Gardens In Haifa, this unforgettable series of gardens tumbles down from Mt. Carmel into 19 terraces that enclose a gold-domed shrine.
- Underground Akko At this fascinating archaeological site, you can descend into Crusader knights’ halls, navigate a secret tunnel toward the sea, and rest in a Turkish bathhouse.
- Glorious beaches The coast means beaches, and this is Israel's finest stretch of golden sand. Haifa's beaches are particularly beautiful. Scuba diving or paragliding are options.
- Great wine Taste and toast internationally known wines at the many wineries nestled into the hillsides of the northern coast. Tishbi and Carmel are especially worth visiting.
FODOR'S GO LIST 2015
The top 25 places we think should be on every traveler's radar this year.More