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Aerial photo of Nahariyya
Gaaton river canal flowing through Nahariyya

Nahariyya (Hebrew: נַהֲרִיָּה, also transliterated Nahariya, occasionally Naharia) is a small city with a population of 50,000 in the Western Galilee in the north of Israel.

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UnderstandEdit

Nahariyya was founded in 1934 by German Jews fleeing Nazi oppression.

Get inEdit

By trainEdit

  • 1 Nahariya railway station. This station forms the northern terminus of the coastal railway line with service to Haifa, Tel Aviv and - once the new line is built - Jerusalem.    

By busEdit

Buses run from Haifa and Akko (Nateev Express route numbers 271, 272). The Central Bus Station is not far from the railway station.

Get aroundEdit

Even though the city is rather small, its sights are spread widely. So, you might want to hire a taxi depending on where you will want to go.

SeeEdit

The boardwalk is quaint and well kept. Follow the main street, HaGa'aton, to the sea, and enjoy walking or bicycle riding along the board walk.

  • 1 Statue Park in Medatech, Derech HaAtsma'ut , Nahariya, +972 4 9855000. Su-F daylight hours. Dozens of statues by artists from around the country. Free.
  • 2 Water Tower (Migdal HaMayim), 12 Jabotinsky St., +972 4 9511214. Su-Th 09:00-13:00 (and between 16:00-19:00 in addition on Tu and Th), Sa 10:00-14:00. One of Nahariya's symbols, it was establised in 1936, 27 meter tall tower that provided water to the city among other things. Currently the lower floor got small gallery with exchange exhibits by local artists. Free.
  • 3 The Edge (HaKatze), 34 Lohamei HaGeta'ot St, Nahariya, +972 4 9926819. M Th 16:30-19:00, F 12:00-15:00, Sa 11:00-13:00. Local artists gallery with exchanged exhibits. Free.  
  • 4 Liberman House (Beit Liberman), Gdud 21 St. Nahariya, +972 4 9821516. Su Th 09:00-13:00, M W 16:00-19:00, F 09:00-12:00, Sa 10:00-14:00. Nahariya's museum that tells the story of the city through a permanent exhibit & archive.  

DoEdit

 
Sunset at Nahariyya beach
 
Nahariyya beach from sea
  • Enjoy relaxing by the beach at the public beaches.
  • 1 Nahariya Carriage Rides, 26 HaGaaton Blvd, +972 4 9879882. Jul Aug Sep. Take a carriage ride around Nahariya for a unique perspective of the city.
  • 2 Nahariya Small City Train, 29 HaGaaton Blvd. Jul Aug Sep 17:00-22:00 (close on Fridays). mostly for kids/youth and families. kids ₪15, adults ₪10.
  • 3 Dive/Sail Center - Putsker, 5 HaMa'apilim st., +972 4 9511503. Su-Th 08:00-19:00 ,F Sa 08:00-17:00. Sail from Nahariya to Akhziv Islands, Rosh Haniqra, and Acre. Dive shipwrecks, the Akhziv canyon, and Rosh Haniqra grottoes.
  • 4 Dance Israeli Folk Dancing, Nahariya's boardwalk. Jul Aug Sep ,Sa 19:30 for kids,20:30 for adults. free.
  • 5 Marina Sea Fishing, 5 HaMa'apilim st.. free.
  • 6 Horse Ride/Cycling (Havat HaHayot), 2 Yitshak Sadeh, Nahariya, +972 4 9923005. Su Th 8:00-20:00, F 8:00-15:00, Sa 10:00-20:00.
  • 7 Roller Skating Park, Nahariya's boardwalk. Over an area of approximately 18 acres, includes hockey court. Just make sure to bring your own skates. free.
  • 8 August Music Festival, Nahariya's boardwalk. Aug. For the Whole Month , free concerts with the popular Israeli singers/bands. free.
  • 9 Fun Park (Gil Lekol Gil), HaAliya st. Nahariya (End of the road , North). Jul Aug Sa Holidays 10:00-22:00. For small children till age 8. free.

BuyEdit

  • 1 Nahariya Mall, 2 Irit St. Nahariya, +972 4 9929977. Su Th 10:00-22:30,F 09:00-15:00,Sa 20:00-23:00. includes also 5 movie theaters

EatEdit

  • 1 Pinguin Restaurant, Hagaaton Boulevard. An institution in Nahariya, Pinguin has been run by the same family since it opened in 1940. Seating is outside in front, where the entrance is flanked by two person-sized penguin sculptures, or inside the restaurant. Pleasant atmosphere. Pizza, Italian entrees, toasted sandwiches, sandwiches, meat entrees. Pinguin also has a catering garden, which can be rented for special occasions. inexpensive to moderate.

DrinkEdit

 
Mosaic at the byzantine church in Nahariya
  • 1 The B.K. PUB, 2 HaGaaton Blvd. Nahariya, +972 4 9924334. Nahariya's oldest pub , since 1981 , with rock music in the background.
  • 2 Avalon, Nahariya's North Industrial Area, +972 4 9523489. Th F Sa 23:00-03:00. Mega dance bar with special events.
  • 3 The Cow (HaPara) (In Shavei Tzion, just south of Nahariya). Pub with live Israeli concerts usually on Saturdays and Thursdays at 21:30

SleepEdit

  • 3 Hotel Frank, 4, Haalia St, +972 4 9920278. A family hotel, offering a clean, welcoming atmosphere. Located in quiet surroundings yet only a few steps from the beach and the Town Center. ~₪400.
  • 4 Hotel Erna, 29 Jabotinsky St, +972 4 9920170. Founded in 1960 as a traditional family inn, Hotel Erna later became well known as one of the best small hotels in the northern seashore of Israel.

Go nextEdit

  • Rosh Haniqra – A dazzlingly white coastal rock cliff formation on the northernmost point on the Mediterranean shore of Israel.
  • Haifa – The second-holiest city in the Bahai faith, including its great garden down the northern slope of the city.
  • Nazareth – The largest Arab city in Israel and best known as the home of Joseph and Mary.
  • Tiberias – A large Israeli town in the east and great starting point for the Sea of Galilee and Golan Heights.
Routes through Nahariyya
ENDRosh Haniqra  N   S  AkkoHaifa
END      S  AkkoHaifa, Tel Aviv, Ben Gurion International Airport


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