Eshkol Housing Serviced Apartments in Haifa are situated near many leisure and entertainment centers, tourist attractions and business centers. Public transport in Haifa operates 7 days a week, enabling a pleasant and interesting stay in the city.
Carmel City Center (Merkaz HaCarmel) – just 2 minutes from Eshkol Housing Serviced Apartments, the Carmel City Center is a residential area that also offers a variety of culture and leisure activities. Moriah Avenue, the main street off the Carmel Center, is abundant with restaurants, coffee shops, pubs and shops.
Carmel Park is only minutes away and is the largest national park in Israel, covering an area of approx. 84,000 dunams. Several streams flow through the park, including Nahal Mearot, Nahal Galim and Nahal Kelah, which features a cliff area known as “Little Switzerland”, as it resembles Swiss landscape. The park is exceptionally beautiful and includes camping areas, special paths for bike rides, jeeps and ATVs, lookout points, well-marked hiking paths and rare and protected flowers.
There are many additional green areas in the Carmel Center, including three public parks. Gan HaEm is home to the Zoological Institute and the Prehistoric Museum – the entrance to both is free. The second is a lovely park situated between Haifa Auditorium and the pine tree cluster. The third area, leading from the Carmel Center to Yafe Nof Street, includes a number of lookout points and the Louis Promenade. There are plenty of coffee shops along the promenade, and there is a magnificent panoramic view of Haifa Bay, the Krayot, Acre, Nahariya, Mount Hermon and Rosh HaNikra. Leaving the promenade to cut through the children’s playground, which is almost hidden among a Mediterranean forest, you can reach the Kaiser Memorial, situated at the west end of the promenade.
Daliyat al-Karmel and Isfiya – a short drive from Eshkol Housing Serviced Apartments past Haifa University will take you to these two adjacent unique Druze villages. Situated at the top of Mount Carmel, Daliyat al-Karmel and Isfiya are ideal for enjoying a beautiful walk, a picnic, a meal in a fine restaurant or some shopping. These picturesque villages are extremely hospitable and attract many tourists year round. Daliyat al-Karmel’s delightful Saturday market makes a visit to these villages extra special – visit the shops and stalls along the village’s main road and enjoy an authentic Druze meals and special baked goods and sweets. There are also a number of art galleries along the main road, where special evenings can be held and a Druze meal can be enjoyed.
A walk around the village is highly recommended – be sure to visit the Mukhraka and the Carmelite Monastery, which has a spectacular scenic view.
The Baha’i Shrine and Gardens – a striking landmark, the magnificent Baha’i Shrine and Gardens in Haifa are just a short drive from Eshkol Housing Serviced Apartments. The huge golden domed Shrine of the Bab – the resting place of the Prophet-Herald of the Baha’i faith – is spectacular to see. The Shrine and gardens have been described as one of the Wonders of the World. The Baha’i Gardens are a geometric cascade of hanging gardens and terraces, starting at the top of Mount Carmel and ending at the base of the mountain, at Ben Gurion Blvd. There are 19 gardens in total, a significant number for the Baha’i religion.
Pilgrims and volunteers visiting Haifa from all over the world will enjoy staying at Eshkol Housing Serviced Apartments. This rental accommodation in Haifa, situated near the Baha’i Gardens, is a friendly and comfortable environment and a great alternative to hotel accommodation.
The gardens are open daily from 09:00 to 17:00, except for Baha’i religious days. Entrance is free.
Buses: 22, 23, 25, 26, 115
The German Colony – a walk along Ben Gurion Blvd. illustrates the glorious history of the German colony. The Colony was established in 1868 by the German Templers, who came to Israel in the belief that redemption can only take place in the Holy Land. The German Colony in Haifa was the first of several colonies built by this group in Israel.
Below the Colony is Haifa port, and one of Haifa’s main roads leads off from the Colony. At the beginning of the 90s the Colony was restored and renovated, and the spectacular Baha’i Shrine and Gardens were built. This preservation of the German Colony has made it a popular tourist attraction, and today the Colony is lively and picturesque, filled with restaurants, coffee shops and stores.
Haifa Shopping Mall (Canyon Haifa) – covering 30,000 meters, the mall is a 3 minute drive from Eshkol Housing Serviced Apartments and a 2 minute walk from MATAM business park and the International Convention Center in Haifa.
Access to the mall from Eshkol Housing Serviced Apartments is easy and quick. The mall is situated at the Southern entrance to Haifa, at the main intersection between Highway 4 and Freud Street, which leads to Eshkol Housing Serviced Apartments.
With hundreds of fashion, shoes, cosmetic and pharmaceutical stores, restaurants, coffee shops and attractions, there’s plenty to do at Haifa Shopping Mall.
Address: 4 Fliman Street, Haifa
Castra Art Center – a one-of-a-kind, the only center in the world that combines art and crafts, entertainment and commerce. The center is situated about 3 minutes drive from Eshkol Housing Serviced Apartments, adjacent to the Haifa Shopping Mall and the Haifa International Convention Center. With spectacular architecture, the building exhibits an innovative artistic concept that art is not just for museums, but rather can and should be combined in shopping malls and centers.
Castra is home to two museums, one exhibiting antiques from the Old City and the other a puppet museum, which tells the story of the history of the Jewish People.
Castra Art Center offers a variety of shops, art work and art galleries, coffee shops, restaurants, a pub and activities for children and adults.
Address: 8 Fliman Street, Haifa.
Open Sun-Thurs 10:00-22:00, Fri 10:00-15:00, Sat night until 22:00
Bus numbers 3, 113, 114, 115, 125, 133
Just 5 minutes drive from Eshkol Housing Serviced Apartments, Haifa offers kilometers of golden beaches, stretching from the Southern entrance to Haifa to the Haifa Bay and the Krayot. The beaches include beautiful promenades, restaurants, pubs and various public facilities:
Haifa is home to interesting museums that cover a wide array of subjects, including the MadaTech – The Israel National Museum of Science, The National Maritime Museum, The Railway Museum and The Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art.
Restaurants, Pubs and Coffee Shops
Haifa caters to all culinary tastes and budget. Abundant in restaurants, pubs, caf?s and patisseries that will fit any desire, you can enjoy a Falafel at Haifa’s excellent Falafel stands or have a meal at any of the popular Israeli, Arab, continental or international dining places.
The staff at Eshkol Housing Serviced Apartments would be happy to recommend some of the fine places to eat or enjoy a drink.
Movies, Theater and Music There are a considerable number of movie theaters in Haifa, including and the Haifa Cinemateque, one of the oldest leading art centers in Haifa, which conducts an international film festival every year. Movies in Israel are shown in their original language and Hebrew subtitles are displayed. As films are not dubbed, you can enjoy watching a movie in Haifa, as a way of relaxing after a busy day at work or after touring this beautiful city.
The Haifa Municipal Theater, with its own beautiful building, has excellent productions and English translations are sometimes available.
The Haifa Symphony Orchestra is one of the most significant musical institutes in Israel, with year round performances.
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