North Coast

A long fine-sand beach stretches south from Dor, with swimming zones patrolled by lifeguards, tidal pools and ruins to explore nearby. Ancient Dor was an important port city – successively Canaanite, Israelite, Assyrian, Persian and Hellenistic – mentioned repeatedly in the Old Testament. It's situated 10km northwest of Zichron Ya'akov. Find free parking in beach resort car parks.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby North Coast attractions

1. First Aliya Museum

2.67 MILES

Striking displays and short films relate the struggles of early Zionist pioneers: fleeing pogroms in their homelands, escaping Ottoman detection on their…

2. NILI Museum

2.83 MILES

Guided tours lead visitors through the turbulent life of Aaron Aaronsohn (1876–1919), a noted agronomist and botanist who, along with his family, founded…

3. Carmel Winery

2.96 MILES

Sip dry reds, well-rounded rieslings and light, sparkling 'Buzz' wines at this winery founded in 1882. Reservations for tastings at the shop aren't…

4. Ramat HaNadiv Gardens

3.65 MILES

Walking trails weave among palm groves, rose beds and succulents at these expansive botanic gardens, 4km southwest of central Zichron Ya’akov. The gardens…

5. Tishbi Winery

4.15 MILES

Gastronomes won’t want to miss swirling a wine glass or three at this atmospheric vineyard, 4km south of central Zichron Ya’akov. Tishbi was established…

6. Aqueduct Beach

6.01 MILES

Exactly as it sounds, a golden beach next to a section of Caesarea's Roman aqueduct. It's 2.5km by road north of ancient Caesarea.

7. Mey Kedem Tunnel


To supply water to Caesarea, the Romans built an extraordinary 23km-long system of canals, pipes and aqueducts and a 6km-long tunnel. A 300m section of…

8. Cardo

6.88 MILES

Outside the Crusader walls, a few hundred metres east (away from the sea) from the park's northern entrance, is the fenced-in, excavated Cardo (Byzantine…