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Top Choice Museum in Haifa

Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art

Founded by Felix Tikotin in 1957, this museum – unique in the Middle East – puts on superb exhibits of Japanese art.
Top Choice Museum in Haifa

Clandestine Immigration & Naval Museum

A lot more evocative and dramatic than you might expect, this museum showcases the Zionist Movement’s determined efforts to infiltrate Jewish refugees from Europe into British-blockaded Palestine from 1934 to 1948. …
Top Choice Jewish in Haifa

Ma'ayan HaBira

Founded in 1950 as a butcher's shop and sausage factory, this old-timer is famous for serving beer (thus the name) and Eastern European Jewish ‘soul food’, including jellied calf’s foot, gefilte fish, chopped liver …
Top Choice Middle Eastern in Ein Hod


Situated 4km up the hill from Ein Hod in Ayn Hawd, this family-run restaurant serves outstanding, authentic Arab cuisine. Set meals include salads, soup (often lentil) and a delicious main dish (in winter, made with…
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Megiddo (Armageddon)

Megiddo National Park

Excavations of Tel Megiddo have unearthed the remains of 26 or 27 distinct historical periods, from 4000 BCE to 400 BCE, but it takes some stretching of the imagination to see in the modern-day site any traces of it…
Top Choice Historic Site in Akko (Acre)

Knights Halls

Step into the towering, stone-vaulted Knight's Halls, built 800 years ago by the Hospitallers (a monastic military order), and it's not hard to envision the medieval knights who once lived here. Marco Polo, on his w…
Top Choice Seafood in Akko (Acre)

Uri Buri

Uri Buri is a man of many talents who's done everything from spear fishing to diffusing bombs to founding the luxurious Effendi Hotel. But he's best known for making award-winning fish and seafood dishes – recommend…
Top Choice Gardens in Haifa

Baha’i Gardens

The best way to see these world famous gardens is to take a free, 45-minute Upper Terrace Tour from the top of the gardens. Except on Wednesday, an English-language tour starts at noon, with additional tours in Hebr…
Top Choice Museum in Haifa

Hecht Museum

One of Israel's most engaging museums, the Hecht's standout highlight is the extraordinary Ma'agan Mikhael Shipwreck, the remarkably well-preserved remains of a 13.5m-long merchant ship from 400 BCE – that's four ce…
Top Choice Church in Haifa

Stella Maris Carmelite Monastery

The Carmelite Order was established in the late 12th century when Crusader-era pilgrims, inspired by the prophet Elijah, opted for a hermitic life on the slopes of Mt Carmel. Today, the order lives on around the wor…