What to do in Haifa

Visit Haifa during your cruise vacation

Throughout history Haifa was controlled by Byzantines, Arabs, Crusaders, Ottomans, Egyptians and British. It's during this latter period that the city became an major port. Much earlier it was once a center where dyes were prepared.

The city is built on the slopes of the Carmel Mountains, which often delivers spectacular views of the harbor, the city and the bay of Akka.

Today it's the third largest city in Israel. It has become a modern metropolis with important economic activity.

Haifa itself has not too much highlights to offer, although the Bahai world center is part of the UNESCO World Heritage.

In what is now a science museum, Abert Einstein once held the opening speech of the University.

Practical info

Most cruise passengers opt for an excursion from Haifa to Jerusalem or Tel Aviv. There remains little time to visit Haifa itself. If you still want to do this, count on 2-3 hours.

TIP: Would you like some quieter ports, you can also visit the beautiful beach of Haifa.

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