Nahariya

Travel Guide Middle East Israel Nahariya

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Introduction

Nahariya is a coastal city in the far north of Israel.

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Sights and Activities

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.

  • 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.
  • 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. The lower floor has a small gallery with exchange exhibits by local artists. Free.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Nahariya Zoo-Botanical Garden, 8 Ben Gaon St. Nahariya, ☏ +972 4 9517491. Su-Th 09:00-17:00, F 09:00-15:00, Sa 09:00-17:00. ₪15.

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Getting There

By Train

Nahariya railway 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 Bus

Egged Buses has connections with other cities and towns in Israel, including Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.

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Getting Around

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.

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Eat

  • 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.
  • Banahala, 17 Yitzhak sadeh, ☏ +972 4 9512074. M-Sa 10:00 - 24:00. ₪60-120.

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Drink

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

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Sleep

  • Carlton Nahariya Hotel, Gaaton Blvd. 23 (downtown), ☏ +972 4 9005511. Check-in: 15:00, check-out: 11:00. ₪480.
  • Madison Hotel Nahariya, Hameysdim St. Formerly Plaza Nahariya. On the waterfront.
  • Hotel Frank, 4, Haalia St, ☏ +972 4 9920278. A family hotel, offering a clean, welcoming atmosphere. In quiet surroundings a few steps from the beach and the Town Center. ~₪400.
  • 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.

View our map of accommodation in Nahariya

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Keep Connected

Internet

Israel is a technologically advanced society, and internet cafés are widely available in most cities and towns. The regular price for paid internet cafés is about 15 shekels per hour but you can get it for about 10 shekels in some of the more local places. Free Wi-Fi access is common in cafés (check individual articles). All branches of 'Aroma Espresso Bar', 'Arcaffe', 'Café Café', 'McDonalds' and 'Yellow' convenience stores have free Wi-Fi access, though in some you will have to approach the staff for a password.

Recently, the "Jerusalem Wi-Fi" project started. This government started project aims to cover the entire Jerusalem area with Wi-Fi although at the moment the only areas covered are in the city center. A similar project has started in Tel Aviv and in Karmiel in the north. Some other cities are following suit.

Phone

See also: International Telephone Calls

The international country code for Israel is 972. Emergency numbers include 100 (police), 101 (ambulance) and 102 (fire). 112 is supported in mobile networks.

Currently Israel offers support for all the available networks including GSM/UMTS (Pelephone, Cellcom and Orange), CDMA (Pelephone) and iDen (Hot Mobile). In any case, you must check with your carrier about the roaming option and the compatibility of your device in advance. A valid suggestion otherwise is to turn off data services.

You can rent a cellphone for use in Israel either before your trip or once you arrive from several firms. You can also rent smartphones with sim cards included sometimes for lower than the cost of renting just a sim card. Vendors such as Israel Phone Rentalsoffer the advantages of a sim card rental without having to worry about bringing your own phone to Israel. If you have a GSM cellphone without a SIM-lock, you can buy a SIM-card. Prepaid SIM cards are available at Pelephone (Talk & Go), Cellcom (Talk Man) and Orange (Bigtalk) phone stores throughout Israel. Almost all shopping malls will have a Pelephone, Cellcom or Orange kiosk or store.

There are many public phones scattered around. Public phones can be always found at hotels, post offices, central bus stations and train stations. These phones use a Telecard, which, today, is a pre-paid calling card that works only with pay phones and can be purchased at post offices and some stores, as well as ordinary calling cards. Some phones also accept credit cards, usually those in hotels and post offices.

Post

The Israel Post is the national postal service of Israel and generally has fast, reliable and affordable services. Efficiency means that letters and postcards send by airmail just take about 3-7 days within Europe, a few days more to the USA and Australia. Express Mail Services (EMS) is available, with which you are guaranteed to have the postcard or letter delivered within 72 hours anywhere in the world. You can buy stamps at post offices, or newspaper stands/kiosks or some souvenir shops and hotels. The main post offices are usually open from 8:00am to 6:00pm Sunday to Thursday and 8:00am to 2:00pm on Friday, though some might keep longer hours. Branch offices and post offices in smaller towns keep shorter hours, usually with a break from 12:30pm to 3:30pm, and on Wednesday and Friday only during the morning. Parcels can be send by the regular post offices or with companies like TNT, UPS, FedEx and DHL.

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