Attractions

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 Archaeological Site in Megiddo

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 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…
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 Historic Site in Akko

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 Shrine in Haifa

Shrine of the Bab

The golden-domed Shrine of the Bab, completed in 1953, is the final resting place of the Bab, Baha'ullah's spiritual predecessor, who was executed in Persia in 1850; his remains were brought to Haifa in 1909. Combin…
Top Choice Beach in Haifa

Hof HaCarmel Beach

Haifa's best beaches, with an inviting promenade and a number of restaurants and cafes, stretch along the north–south-oriented coastline to the west of Mt Carmel. To get there, take Metronit line 1 to Haifa-Hof HaCa…
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.
Cave in North Coast

Rosh HaNikra Grottoes

The volatile border between Israel and Lebanon comes to an appropriately rugged and dramatic head at Rosh HaNikra, a frontier-straddling bluff where jagged white cliffs of limestone and chalk plunge into the deep bl…