October 20, 2014     26 Tishri 5775
Places To Visit   Museums, theaters, festivals, beaches, hiking, parks, biking, markets
  City: Zichron Yaakov  

Region: Gush Dan / Coastal Areas

Location: Located 35 kilometres (22 mi) south of Haifa at the southern end of the Carmel mountain range overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, near the coastal highway (Highway 2). 

Driving Directions: Highway 2 to Zichron Yaakov
 
Cities/Town Close By: 
 Binyamina, CaesareaHadera, HaifaNetanya, Pardes Hana Karkur

Population: approx. 20,000 
 
Landscape:
Located on the Carmel mountain range overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.
 
Modern Day:
Zikhron Ya'akov was founded in December 1882 when 100 Jewish settlers from Romania, purchased land. In 1883, Baron Edmond de Rothschild became the patron of the settlement. 
 
Today Zikhron Yaakov draws many tourist to its picturesque setting. Many upscale private homes have been built by families attracted to the scenic landscape. There is a sizable religious Jewish community in the town.
 
The original Carmel Winery continues to make wine in Zikhron along with the Tishbi Winery founded by Jonathan Tishbi. 
 
Near by Parks/Forests: Ramat Hanadiv Gardens, Sharon Forest National Park, Caesarea Maritima, Caesarea National park, Mount Carmel National Park  
 
Modern Day History Sites: Yad Lameyasdim (Founders Memorial), Ohel Ya'akov Synagogue, Benjamin's Pool 
    
Museums: Beit Aaronson-Nili Museum, First Aliya Museum
  
Festivals:  Zichron Yaakov Festival 

Attractions: Carmel Winery, bottling factory, Tishbi Winery, Historic city center, The Wine Road at Zichron Yaakov
 
Things to Do:
Hiking, Biking
  
Dining:
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Lodging: click here

City Website: click here

Links of Interest: Coming Soon (links to other websites)

Places of Interest: Coming Soon (Tels, Forests, Parks, etc.)

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