Coastal Cities of Israel

Yacht Club Israel invites you to make exciting sea trips to see the sights of Israel.

A vacation with us will allow you not only to visit coastal cities like Acre, Haifa, Caesarea, Herzliya, Tel Aviv, Jaffa, Ashdod and Ashkelon, but also to admire them from the sea, to combine exciting excursions with an unforgettable boat tour.

We recommend you to visit the following cities:

Acre

Acre is one of the oldest cities in the world, the second to Jerusalem in the number of historic sites. Among the attractions of Acre there are numerous historical monuments such as Al-Jazzar Mosque, underground passages of Knights Templar, monasteries, fortresses, the tomb of Baha’u'llah, and many others. It is a wonderful city where you can have a good time – to plunge into antiquity, or simply stroll along the streets, buy souvenirs, visit various small restaurants, Turkish baths, to visit inns and other attractions.

Haifa

Haifa is the northern capital of Israel, located on Mount Carmel. The most beautiful sites of Haifa are Stunning Bahai Gardens, the cave of Elijah the prophet, the Carmelite Monastery, a German colony, Stella Maris Church – there are a lot of attractions in Haifa, as well as bars and restaurants. As the third largest city, Haifa has to offer tourists all kinds of recreation, and you will never regret visiting it.

Caesarea

Caesarea was built by the Phoenicians over two thousand years ago, captured by the Jewish, beaten back by Pompey, it has seen the reign of the Arabs, the Crusaders, the Turks … Nowadays there is Caesarea National Park and Reserve on the territory of the ancient city, which is still an extensive and active archaeological site. You can visit the Roman amphitheater, which is still used, the city wall, a race track; see huge statues, ruins of synagogues and churches. Besides you have a unique opportunity to go down under the water with our instructor, and see excavations that are now carried out under the water.

Herzliya

Herzliya is one of the most prestigious cities in Israel, a fashionable resort for tourists. Here you can walk about a beautiful embankment, where there are numerous restaurants, enjoy the view of the sea with a lot of the most luxurious yachts, relax on beautiful sandy beaches.

Tel Aviv

Founded in 1909, the second largest city in Israel after Jerusalem. It is an economic, industrial, commercial and tourist center. Tel Aviv is a perfect place for relaxation and entertainment. Here you can not only enjoy the sea on wonderful beaches, but also visit various museums, theaters, concert halls and exhibitions. The city is famous for its exuberant nightlife – numerous clubs for all tastes, bars, restaurants, visited by a great number of tourists and the residents of the country every day.

Jaffa

Jaffa is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. It was here that ships with pilgrims came on their way to Jerusalem. It is believed that this was the place where Noah built his ark, somewhere here Perseus freed Andromeda and from here the prophet Jonah set off, it was here that a vision was revealed to Apostle Peter, and righteous Tabitha was resurrected. Old stones of the city keep memory of the soldiers of Napoleon, who used the port of Jaffa during his Indian campaign. The Old Town of Jaffa is now turned into one big tourist and artistic center with numerous restaurants, galleries, workshops, a “flea” market, salons, museums and archaeological sites. And off the coast of the city while diving can see a ship, sunken in ancient times – our instructor will be happy to show it to you!

Ashdod

Ashdod is the largest port in the country, and 60% of all imported goods go through it. It is first mentioned in historical documents in XVII century B.C., which makes it possible to refer Ashdod to the list of the most ancient cities in the world, the city is mentioned thirteen times in the Bible, and the Philistines, the Israelites, the Byzantines, the Crusaders and the Arabs were among its inhabitants during centuries.

Ashkelon

Ashkelon is one of the oldest cities in the world, which was first mentioned in Egyptian manuscripts in the 19th century BC. During the khan’s kingdom it was one of the largest cities in the Near East, it was not only an important port, but a major cultural center. Modern Ashkelon is a dynamic city, which has wonderful beaches with lagoons, which are among the best in Israel. In Ashkelon National Park you can see ruins of buildings of the time of the Crusaders and statues of Roman gods.

We also recommend you to visit the beaches of Dor, Apollonia and Palmachim.

Dor

Dor is a preserve with amazing small islands and coastal caves. Dor is famous for amazing beauty of the underwater world with unique flora and fauna. Having gone under the water, you can also see sunken ships cemetery, that used to call at the harbor of the ancient port before time.

Apollonia (Arsuf)

The ruins of this ancient city on a cliff overlooking the natural harbor for ship anchorage. During the excavations in the ancient city there were found large portions of a vallum, a well-preserved eastern gate of the fortress, dwellings, as well as a Phoenician workshop for the production of purple – the oldest natural dye that was used to colour clothing of the Roman nobility. On the very coast of the sea there are the remains of Arsuf bastion, a Crusader Castle, Salladin and Richard the Lionheart fought for.

Palmachim

- Palmachim, first and foremost – a delightful sandy beaches, picturesque cliffs and reefs, magnificent sea – a place of constant pilgrimage of photographers and artists. This pride of Israeli ‘green’, with the assistance of which Palmachim declared a national nature reserve, a unique island wilderness. The place is famous for its salubrious air, so that all who come to Israel for medical treatment must seek life-giving breath of freshness here. Active recreation Palmachim attracts excellent fishing and the ability to drive a jetski. Palmachim – a favorite place for picnics and parties.

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