Nahariyya travel guide

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You're Going to Love Nahariyya

Nahariya, on Israel's northernmost Mediterranean shoreline, is renowned for its white sandstone grottoes, seaside restaurants, and fashionable shopping district.

Ga'aton Boulevard draws visitors to its relaxing outdoor cafes and its view of the bay, where water sport enthusiasts engage in kayaking, windsurfing, and fishing.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Nahariyya

1. Jewish History

Lieberman House, a museum dedicated to the years when Nahariya was settled by German Jews fleeing the Holocaust, exhibits photos detailing the city's past and the expansion of local industry and tourism, as well as everyday objects used in Jewish households.

2. Achziv Beach National Park

This prominent Israeli national park dates back to the Canaanite era. Under the rule of the Phoenicians, the port of Achziv was developed and the glass and fabric industry prospered.

3. Local Artists

The Edge Art Center and Gallery is a non-profit association devoted to the artistic expression of Nahariya residents, offering exhibits and art workshops.

4. Botanical Gardens

A great place for kids, the Nahariya Zoo-Botanical Garden features pelicans, coatis, and giant deer, as well as diverse flora.

5. Israeli Delicacies

Clearly influenced by its German settlers, the food in Nahariya varies from delectable dishes such as schnitzel and goulash to blintzes and hreimeh.

Where to Eat in Nahariyya

The Sogo Grill Bar, a halav restaurant, specializes in international cuisine, including salads, shakshuka, and sushi. Entrees average ₪65. Penguin serves pizzas and sandwiches, as well as schnitzel, spätzle goulash, and baked sea bream. Entrees average ₪70 NIS.

When to visit Nahariyya

Nahariyya in November
Estimated hotel price
C$ 79
1 night at 3-star hotel
Nahariyya in November
Estimated hotel price
C$ 79
1 night at 3-star hotel

The temperature in Nahariya is highest in July and August when it reaches 90 degrees. The most pleasant months to visit are April to June and September to November.

How to Get to Nahariyya

Plane

The closest airport to Nahariya is Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport (TLV). Private shuttles from the airport to the HaHagana Station in Tel Aviv start at ₪215, and taxis run approximately ₪140.50.

Train

From Tel Aviv, the trip by train is two hours to Nahariya from the HaHagana Station. Train fares are ₪39.50.

Car

If you are driving from Tel Aviv, Nahariya is 1.5 hours by car via Yitzhak Rabin Highway/Route 6.

Bus

Buses going from Tel Aviv to Nahariya average ₪65 and take nearly five hours with a half an hour transfer. Egged buses run from Haifa to Nahariya every 15 minutes with stops in Akko. There is also an Egged bus each day from Tel Aviv to Nahariya, as well as Nateev Express buses daily between Safed and Nahariya.

Airports near Nahariyya

Airlines serving Nahariyya

Lufthansa
Good (1,054 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (2,319 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (3,762 reviews)
KLM
Good (259 reviews)
Air France
Good (271 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (937 reviews)
British Airways
Good (758 reviews)
Delta
Excellent (2,550 reviews)
SWISS
Excellent (298 reviews)
Iberia
Good (537 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (464 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (153 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (578 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (330 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (65 reviews)
Ryanair
Good (1,016 reviews)
Finnair
Good (347 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (175 reviews)
LOT
Good (209 reviews)
Vueling
Good (222 reviews)
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Where to stay in Nahariyya

Less than 165 feet from the ocean, the Sea Hotel and Restaurant provides air-conditioned rooms with balconies. The restaurant specializes in fresh fish dishes. The Carlton Hotel Nahariya, overlooking the Ga'aton River, features a swimming pool, spa and gym. The hotel is a five-minute walk from the beach.

Popular neighbourhoods in Nahariyya

Town Center - downtown Nahariya hosts most of the hotels, restaurants, and shops in the city. Popular attractions include the Putsker Diving Club for boat tours and diving excursions, the BIG Regba Shopping Center, and the Mirpe HaBosem gift and specialty shop, which sells holistic medicines, oils, and plant extracts.

Haifa - a 30-minute drive or 50-minute bus ride from Nahariya, Haifa is famous for the terraces of the Bahá'í Gardens and the gold-domed Shrine of the Báb. The German Colony, at the entrance of the Gardens, is lined with shops, galleries, and restaurants housed in 19th-century buildings.

Caesarea - an hour's drive from Nahariya is Caesarea, a spectacular city built by Herod the Great over 2,000 years ago. It was also the capital of the Roman Judea, Roman Syria Palaestina, and Byzantine Palaestina Prima provinces and features magnificent archaeological landmarks.

Where to stay in popular areas of Nahariyya

Most booked hotels in Nahariyya

Shtarkman Erna Boutique Hotel Nahariya
Excellent (9.2, Excellent reviews)
C$ 242+
Olive Boutique Hotel Nahariya
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
C$ 191+
Sea Life Nahariya By Jacob Hotels
Good (7.6, Good reviews)
C$ 277+
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How to Get Around Nahariyya

Public Transportation

Nateev Express offers bus service within Nahariya. Fares in Nahariya are ₪7.18 per ride.

Taxi

Taxis in Nahariya tend to be the most popular form of transportation. Fares start at ₪12 with ₪7.11 per additional mile.

Car

Car rentals start at ₪29 per day in Nahariya.

The Cost of Living in Nahariyya

Shopping Streets

The Arena Mall Nahariya features upscale fashion chains, accessories, and cosmetics, as well as cafes and restaurants. BIG Regba Shopping Center, part of an Israeli chain of outdoor shopping centers, includes fashion, footwear, electronics, supermarkets, drugstores, and eateries.

Groceries and Other

Rami Levy stocks staples, toiletries, baked goods, and take out. Shufersal Deal, a discount market, sells organic products and prepared meals. Nahariya is a relatively expensive city with a gallon of milk averaging ₪22 and a loaf of bread ₪5.75.

Cheap meal
C$ 20.09
A pair of jeans
C$ 125.19
Single public transport ticket
C$ 1.98
Cappuccino
C$ 4.94
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