Zikhron Ya'akov (Hebrew: זִכְרוֹן יַעֲקֹב, lit. "Jacob's Memorial"; often shortened to just Zikhron; Arabic: زخرون يعكوف) is a town in Israel, 35 kilometres (22 mi) south of Haifa, and part of the Haifa District. It is located at the southern end of the Carmel mountain range overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, near the coastal highway (Highway 2). It was one of the first Jewish settlements of Halutzim in the country, founded in 1882 by Baron Edmond James de Rothschild and named in honor of his father, James Mayer de Rothschild. In 2016 it had a population of 22,660.
Restaurants in Zichron Yaakov
5 based on 329 reviews
For those of us who seek adventure, outdoor thrills, “extreme” sport, and superb views, then hiking the Israel Trail from Moshav Beit Hananya up to the Observatory on the top of Ramat Ha’Nadiv – on top of those CLIFFS that can be seen when driving past Zichron Yaakov on any of the nearby major highways - is one of the best hikes/adventures and views in all of Israel. And don’t worry, there is no actual cliff climbing or metal hand holds. The Israel Trail snakes up a steep and a little bit rocky but easily hiked grassy passage between the cliffs. Along the top of the cliffs you will experience some of the most awesome views Israel has to offer. Recently, I even took some of my young grandchildren on this hike - not the whole way to the Observatory but to the first clump of trees on top of the cliffs where there is a wonderful commanding view of the Mediterranean Sea, the Carmel coastline and the Sharon Plain all the way down to Netanya in the south. For those who continue on to the Observatory, you will be able to see some phenomenal views all the way up the coastline to Haifa! Go do it and judge for yourself!
5 based on 49 reviews
Somek Estate Winery established in 2002 is located in Zichron Yaakov, a Mediterranean Coastal town in Israel, is a boutique winery owned by Barak and Hila Dahan. We offer guided tours of the winery and a full explanation of our vineyards, intimate process,and a full wine tasting.
Barak Who owns this place is so enthusiastic and knowledgeable The wines Are in a league if Its own amongst the many wines i tasted from Israel You Should do yourself a favor and try this place ThomasThank you very much for the recommendation. It is highly appreciated. Best regards Hila
4.5 based on 81 reviews
Strolled down the mall looking at people, flowers ,shops and original buildings. Just watch your step so you don't fall.
4.5 based on 53 reviews
We visited with our three kids - 9, 11 and 14. The visit isn't long. There's a short movie, and a quick tour of the two houses- the Aharonson family home and Aaron Aharonson home. There's also a small museum. All in all, we spent an hour there. It's an easy interesting place to visit, which does not require a lot of effort. There's a guided tour every hour. The guide said a few sentences in each location, and did not provide much information at all. She could have been more knowledgeable, and contributed more to the visit. As it was, she basically unlocked the doors and shepherded us from place to place. That was a shame. Enjoyed the visit nonetheless.
4.5 based on 39 reviews
The nature reserve is a beautiful and picturesque beach, a coastal strip with more bays and inlets than any other in Israel. Wild, primeval scenery and unique natural values are intertwined here, and walking trails and campgrounds have been set up for visitors. Alongside this nature reserve are the Dor Habonim marine nature reserve, and Tel Dor National Park.
Looking for a safe beach spot for little tikes? This is it. Close to zero waves, almost like a lake and very shallow. People are polite and family oriented. Yes, you pay for parking and have a slight walk to carry your beach umbrella and picnic basket. Save time for a short hike to climb the nearby archeology site. Great archeology museum where early glass bottles for the settlers wine was manufactured...many marine artifacts from Roman times.
4.5 based on 48 reviews
This is a very interesting museum. It tells the story of the early pioneers of Jewish resettlement in the land. There is enough English signage to tell the story for non-Hebrew speakers. The museum uses a mix of modes including a-v. It also does not sugar coat the history but deals with the hardships and conflicts involved.
4.5 based on 55 reviews
I was trying to find a special wine of 2009 and when I asked for it I was told that is was sold out. The owner, a charming gentleman, must have seen my disappointment, because suddenly he came with the desired bottle of 2009, telling me that now in his "safe" he has left only 5 instead of 6 bottles. Thank you for this unique gesture!
In the evening we drank a bottle of white wine my friends had bought there and it was a very nice, fruity wine. Unfortunately I did not look what was the name. So I highly recommend a visit to that winery if you are in Zichron Yaakov!
4.5 based on 19 reviews
This is an open air park with a good variety of howitzers, mortars, rocket & missile systems, and supporting equipment. The park is overgrown, but it's free and the write ups of the different exhibits are decent. I saw a few pieces of equipment here that I haven't seen anywhere else, including the American and Russian field artillery museums. To me, the most interesting part was descriptions of how the Israelis incorporated captured equipment into their formations, and found ways to make due with limited amounts of captured ammunition. A visit will take thirty to forty minutes.
4 based on 21 reviews
Absolutely exquisite setting. We were here for a large family celebration - 90th birthday of the family matriarch - and the wine selections at the luncheon tasting (fresh vegetables and outstanding cheeses) were fantastic. We went home with their excellent Blanc de Noir rosé (three colors for the price of one!), but every vintage there is a pretty much guaranteed winner. Be sure to avail yourselves of the winery tour, which for us was conducted in either Hebrew or English (I suspect their highly intelligent and informative staff members know at least one or two additional languages). I had been told about the charming winery cats - friendliest felines on earth - but their big Bernese mountain dog (like Nana in "Peter Pan") is equally companionable. In all, a must-visit.
5 based on 6 reviews
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