A gracious combination of European formality and Mediterranean-style vegetation, the Gardens reflect the Baron de Rothschild’s legacy of dignity and modesty.
At the crypt of the Baron and his wife, visitors can pay their respects to the man known as the ‘the Father of the Yishuv’. The Nature Park offers visitors many pleasurable pursuits. Circular hiking trails of varying levels of difficulty are studded with observation points. Along the way visitors can view Mediterranean scenery and remnants of ancient human settlement, discover a spring hidden amidst the greenery, and examine the special acclimatization cage where birds of prey are prepared for release back into nature as part of Ramat Hanadiv’s efforts to re-establish and preserve the fauna of the land of Israel.
Address: Ramat Hanadiv, Zichron Yaákov
Open: daily 08:00 – 16:00
Caesarea National Park
Caesarea National Park is one of, if not Israel’s, most impressive archaeological site.
The beautifully restored harbor here was built by King Herod and is a work of engineering marvel. The site is a fascinating place to explore and the museum includes a great multimedia explanation of the history of the port. Within the park is the Caesarea Amphitheater, also restored, which during the summer regularly hosts concerts of both local, and international acts. The Harbor Beach is located within the Park although you can enter separately, and is totally unique in its setting, with superb facilities.
Address: Caesarea, Israel
Sunday – Thursday 08:00 – 18:00
Friday – Saturday 08:00 – 15:00
Alona Park, Mei Kedem (Ancient Water) A water tunnel extending 280 m out of
Mei Kedem, which was built more than 2,000 years ago, in Herod and Hadrian’s day.
The water tunnel was part of an engineering system designed to supply water to ancient Caesarea. These days, you can walk along the tunnel, with the water reaching up to your knees.
Address: Near Moshav Amikam
Enveloped by vineyards and world-class wineries, Jabotinsky Park lies at the foot of the
Ramat HaNadiv heights, at the crossroads between Binyamina and Zichron Yaakov.
This area was a flourishing settlement in Roman times, as the discovery of the remains
of a theatre and other archaeological finds from the period attest. A large structure was
built here during the Ottoman period, and between 1914 and 1947 it served as a base
for Jewish pioneers and units of the National Military Organization in the Land of Israel.
Address: Binyamina, Israel
Sunday – Thursday & Saturday 09:00 – 15:00
Friday 09:00 – 12:00
UNESCO World Heritage Site
On the southern bank of Me‘arot Stream, on the western slopes of Mount Carmel, caves
where discovered containing evidence of over one million years of human activity–a rare
phenomenon anywhere in the world.
Address: about 8 km from Zichron Ya’acov
Tours of the site are offered on Saturdays (in Hebrew) at no extra charge
at 10:00, 12:00, and 14:
Sunday – Thursday & Saturday 08:00 – 16:00
Friday & Holiday Eve 08:00 – 15:00