Nahariya Israel, also spelled Naharia, is the northernmost coastal city of Israel, located in the Western Galilee, very close to Rosh Hanikra and border with Lebanon. It is a thriving city with its center of town always bustling, many cafes full with customers and gorgeous beaches.
It is and has been a major tourist city. I remember at the beginning of the State you heard this town and thought about relax and vacations. Many Israelis like to spend there their vacations and weekends.
Aerial view of Nahariya and its beach
Incorporates a vast collection of leading fashion chains and international brand stores of accessories, cosmetics, care and more. Arena Nahariya features coffeehouses and restaurants and provides the best shopping experience here and the surrounding environment.
The Gaaton River runs through the city actually surrounded by Boulevard HaGaaton, the city’s main thoroughfare. During the rainy winter months it is a pleasure to see the flowing river rushing with its waters toward the Mediterranean Sea.
Along the way of Sderot HaGaaton are dozens of horse drawn carriages which have become a symbol of Naharia. The drivers will take you on a tour anywhere in the city and the coast. What a way to spend a romantic evening.
Recently opened Arena Mall
Things to do in Naharia
The Mediterranean waters of Naharia attract many visitors
Nahara is a Resort City
Due to its proximity to the sea, Naharia is a heaven for tourists and locals alike. A promenade runs along the long beach and it’s lined with restaurants and cafes.
An open bathing beach runs along the promenade, and nearby are lawns and playground equipment. A large sports and recreation compound was built at the southern end for those who enjoy roller skating, basketball and mini-soccer.
The municipal bathing beach is located north of the promenade in the country club complex which offers sports and recreation facilities.
The promenade extends southward till the edge of Akko, and is good for walks, and for bicycling. Scuba Diving fans will be interested in the popular spot with the remnants of the Kidon missile boat at the bottom of the sea.
Rosh Hanikra should be visited while in town
Achziv Beach or in Hebrew Hof Achziv is a beautiful beach and part of a National Park and runs from the north in Rosh Hanikra towards Nahariya.
Many great enterprises started here
The city was founded by German Jewish immigrants in the 1930’s. Actually 1935 is when the first families settled in what was going to be an agricultural village. They soon discovered that agriculture wasn’t a great idea for this area and started developing the new town to a tourist destination due to its natural settings and beaches.
They also turned to manufacturing. From this city come some of the most renowned Israel’s entrepreneurs. The Zoglowek family with its meat processing company and the Strauss Elite food conglomerate started here. Iscar High Precision Metal Works and tool making company was recently purchased by Berkshire Hathaway for US$ 5 Billion.
Getting there is easy
Highway 4, one of Israel’s main arteries runs through the city south to north and crosses Sderot HaGaaton. Highway 89 connects the city with the Upper Galilee, Karmiel and Safed.
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