The seaside city of Nahariya brims with palm trees and echoes with the clip-clop of horses pulling Amish-style buggies packed with vacationers. Its streets converge at the pier, where visitors try their luck fishing from a deck or relax on sandy beaches. The area was the first Jewish settlement north of Arab Akko, and Zionist leader Selig Soskin envisioned it as an agricultural utopia. The village grew fast, but the 1948 Partition Resolution made Western Galilee part of Arab Palestine. The village remained isolated during the riots and bombardment that followed, and it wasn’t incorporated into Israel until after the War of Independence.
Today the town is a mix of secular and religious, with many retirees living in the area. Its residents have created many notable businesses, including Strauss Dairy, Soglowek Meat Processing Company and Iscar, a maker of high-precision metalworking tools. Nahariya is also home to crooner Fredi Dura and model Salma Khal, who was discovered at age 14 by Elite Modeling and later became the poster girl for Diesel clothing.
For a relaxed morning, head to the back of Olive Boutique Hotel Nahariya and check out the wooden floor that local girls used to distract British soldiers while illegal immigrants snuck ashore. It’s now the site of a continental or vegetarian breakfast. For those who want to venture outside the city, popular points of interest include Galei Galil Beach and HaDekel Beach. עורך דין גירושין בנהריה