Northern Israel A Never Ending Holiday Destination!
A perfect mélange of spectacular landscapes, fascinating history, and beautiful beaches, Northern Israel is among the country’s less explored gems and a dream destination to captivate all travel enthusiasts.
The North of Israel (also known as Galilee) is eminent for its scenic green landscapes with hills and valleys, historical sites, antiquated small towns, boutique wineries and vineyards that offer unforgettable experiences.
Also known as the cradle of Christianity, the Galilee is home to the several beautiful sites including Haifa, Nazareth, Caesarea, and the Sea of Galilee.
Concurrently, the northern region of Israel is perfect for taking your adrenaline rush to another level as it offers endeavors such as white-water rafting, mountain climbing, extreme hiking trails, snowboarding, skiing, and much more. Make sure to add Northern Israel to your itinerary on your trip to Israel.
Haifa – The city that thrives with diversity!
Israel’s third largest city and the ostensible “capital of the north”, Haifa is the mountainous port city with an exquisite stretch of Mediterranean coastline. The city has a variety of different neighborhoods and a mix of cultures, making it a very exciting and lively place.
Haifa’s fantastic location on the slopes of the magnificent Mount Carmel (an alluring attraction in itself) has earned the city nickname “the San Francisco of Israel”, and living up to this reputation, the city is inundated with lively beaches, attractive sites, bustling nightlife, and unique music scenes.
The Bahai Gardens
One of the country’s most iconic attractions, Bahai Garden has been declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in recognition of its incredibly widespread value as a holy place of pilgrimage for the followers of the Bahai Faith.
The Bahai Shrine and Gardens are a perfect epitome of beauty, splendor, and stunning designs. With a surreal and calm atmosphere, the place draws over a million tourists each year.
Renowned as a symbol of beauty and bloom, Mount Carmel is an ideal site for leisurely hikes and family picnics. One can experience the captivating views from the top of the Mount Carmel by traveling up and down the mountain by a subway system, the Carmelit. Regarded as one of the most striking attractions in the country, Mount Carmel is a nature’s extravagance, especially for travel fanatics.
Art & Culture
In addition to being a vivacious city, Haifa is famous for its remarkable art venues and cultural charms which can be found almost in every corner of the city.
Among the several intriguing venues, some of the more notable ones include Madatech Science & Technology Museum (Israel’s National Museum of Science), Haifa’s Museum of Art, and The Haifa’s Educational Zoo.
Furthermore, the city has rich and myriad cultural events such as “Holiday of Holidays Festival” which takes place in the month of December. The idea behind this festival is to celebrate the Christian, Jewish, and Muslim faiths. Another popular event is the “Haifa International Film Festival” which is held every September. This week long event transforms the whole city into a film attraction, showcasing over a hundred films in all genres.
The Upper Galilee – Get closer to nature!
Rose Pina Village
The Sea of Galilee – Let’s inspire your wanderlust!
The Kinneret Trail
Rose Pina Village
The Western Galilee – Beyond history and nature!
The Knight Hall
The Golan Heights
Banias Nature Reserve
Gamla Nature Reserve
Nazareth – The Arab Capital of Israel
Mostly comprising of Arab Muslim population and Christians, Nazareth town is renowned as the childhood home of Jesus. The city offers enticing archeological tours. Known as the capital city of the Arab population, this is an important site for pilgrims as well as tourists, coming to see Basilica of the Annunciation. A lively mini-metropolis, Nazareth town offers shop-lined streets, stone-paved alleys creased with Ottoman-era mansions, and in recent years, the town has reinvented itself as an urbane cultural and culinary destination.
Interestingly, everything in Nazareth is open on Shabbat i.e. Friday night and Saturday for business. Its spectacular location and friendly atmospheres, right in the middle of the lower Galilee, makes this place a much-loved destination for tourists.
Caesarea - The best of ancient charm!
Strikingly situated on the shores of the crystalline, turquoise Mediterranean and less than an hour’s drive from the vibrant city Tel Aviv, lies the old yet beautiful city of Caesarea.
The city’s archeological wonders evidently convey its significance throughout the ages. A tour of the Roman Hippodrome and amphitheater, a visit to the ancient port and national park, and a walk through the majestic palace is similar to traveling back in time to the ancient era of the great empires.
The city offers an elevating experience through its gleaming seaside splendor along with some antiquated restaurants and cafés and the only 18-holes golf course in Israel.
The B & B’s of the North
In addition to its splendid natural beauty and serenity, North Israel is well-known for its amazing hospitality that attracts tourists from far and wide. In order to cater to the tourists’ requirements, it offers varied accommodation options.
The Zimmers of North Israel is the most common form of lodging in this area. Similar in character to the charming B&B’s found across Europe, these are family-run lodgings which are situated in and around the local attractions and deliver basic and modern amenities. These could include, home cooked food made from the handpicked ingredients, indoor Jacuzzi, private pool, etc. varying as per the budget.
Manara Cliff, one of the leading tourist attractions in the country is a must-visit destination for nature and adventure lovers. The complex includes three terminals spread over the cliff and has the longest cable car in Israel which offers a one of a kind experience. The cable car travels a total distance of 1940 meters, reaching an altitude of 750 meters. At this place, you can engage in adventurous activities such as rappelling, zip line, mountain slides, wall climbing, etc.
A rare ecological site where nearly half a million migrating seabirds, songbirds, and birds of prey pass over its skies twice a year. This place is a treat for the visitors, especially for bird lovers as it offers a chance to observe the birds up close in their natural environment.
The Hexagon Pool
One of the most magnificent places in the country is Breichat HaMeshushim – The Hexagon Pool which combines six-sided cliffs with refreshing chilled water. Part of the Yehudiya Forest Nature Reserve, at the Central Golan Heights, this is a large secluded body of water encircled by basalt hexagonal formations along the walls, a vestige of cooling lava. A swim in the Hexagonal Pool and the waterfall surrounded by the hexagonal columns provides a truly unique and extraordinary experience.
The Travel through Time Experience in Caesarea
“Travel through Time Experience” – a captivating, stirring experience that is actually a mini “light and sound show”, taking you on a recitation of the tale of Caesarea through the ages.