June 24th 2016
Israel’s coastal region is situated up north and consists of a beautiful stretch of land including Caesarea, Rosh Hanikra, and Haifa. If you’d like to see some of the greater beauties that this region contains without fighting through the throngs of tourists, then check out these hot spots on your next trip.
Akko: Ancient & Beautiful
The ancient city of Akko has a history that stretches back more than 4,000 years! This monumental city has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site and houses several archeological wonders. Here you can visit a number of interesting historical sites including Akko Prison or the Knights Hall, the ancient Crusader’s fortress that was later turned into a citadel by the British army to house hundreds of Jewish resistance members in pre-1948 Israel. There is also the Turkish Baths, the White Mosque, and several other fascinating stops along the way.
The Religious Hub in Haifa
Haifa is home to more than a few points of interest, and you’ll want to hit up as many as you can. The Baha’i capital of the world, Haifa is the location of the Baha’i faith’s holiest sites including the shrine of Bab, founder of the religion, the exquisite Bahai Gardens, and the Bahai World Center.
Rosh Hanikra, Awe-Inspiring Sites
If you only get to see one thing this trip, then let it be Rosh Hanikra. Aside from the fact that it will take you off the beaten path to an exciting experience that you won’t find anywhere else, this area is beyond breathtaking and a wonder to behold. The waves crashing against the mountain side, the pristine blue of the rapid waters, and the sky meets horizon panorama is a feast for the eyes and an opiate for the soul.
Israel is filled to the brim with exciting adventures just waiting for you to enjoy them! There are plenty of other fabulous opportunities that we didn’t mention including the Zichron Yaakov Winery and pedestrian mall, Caesarea’s Old City and unique Ralli Museum, and the Khan Museum in Hadera. Come visit this exuberant country, and discover some of the hidden treasures of this world.