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Haifa and the Northern Coast Travel Guide

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Plan Your Haifa and the Northern Coast Vacation

Stretched taut on a narrow coastal strip between Tel Aviv and the Lebanese border, this gorgeous region offers a rare blend of Mediterranean beaches, fertile fields and citrus groves of the Sharon Plain, and seaside historical sights. Whether you succumb to the delights of the ancient port of Caesarea with its spectacularly restored Roman ruins, to the alleyways and beautifully vaulted

Crusader halls of the old city of Akko, or to the vistas and gardens of modern Haifa, this lovely part of Israel won’t disappoint.

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Top Reasons To Go

  1. 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.
  2. Baha'i Gardens In Haifa, this unforgettable series of gardens tumbles down from Mt. Carmel into 19 terraces that enclose a gold-domed shrine.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

When To Go

When To Go

There's really no bad time to visit this region. Spring (April and May) and fall (October and November) are balmy and crisp, making them the most pleas...

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