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The Israeli port city of Haifa boasts an intriguing and unique cultural heritage, picturesque beaches and stunning coastal scenery, making it a rewarding holiday destination.
The city is conveniently separated into three main districts; the lower city area, the middle area, and the upper area. Of these, the latter is the most popular with tourists as it includes most of the city’s attractions. Here you will find the famous Shrine of the Ba’b, home of the Baha’i religious faith, located on the imposing Mount Carmel. From the top of the mountain, you can experience stunning views of the beautiful coastline, city, port and hinterland.
Strolling down through the ancient streets to the middle and lower city areas is very pleasant. Soak up the traditional atmosphere of the culturally diverse German, Jewish and Arab quarters and visit the interesting Haifa Museum and the magnificent House of Mustafa EL-Halil Pasha. Continue wandering past the bay area to the picturesque sandy beaches and seaside promenades, and enjoy a refreshing swim in the Mediterranean Sea or sip a cool drink in one of the many cafes.
Haifa has many luxurious accommodation options and excellent restaurants. Most of these are located on the slopes of Mount Carmel in the upper city area, home also to the city’s vibrant nightlife district of atmospheric bars, pubs and clubs.
Located on the western slopes of Mount Carmel are two worthwhile excursion destinations. The first is the ancient Atlit Castle, built by the crusaders during their occupation of the area. Nearby is the trendy Ein Hod Artists' Village, where you can examine the work of almost one hundred artists working in various fields.
Connections to Haifa can be made through Tel Aviv, and shuttle services into the city are convenient and reliable.