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Along the green shores of the Mediterranean

October 30, 2014 | Latest Photo Prev Next
Haifa shoreHaifa shorePhoto: Neta Bartal / Flickr
October 30, 2014 | Latest Photo

Though it only spans about a hundred miles, Israel's Mediterranean coastline has a diverse topography. The Israeli coastal plain stretches along the sea in bouts of lush grass, rocky cliffs and sandy beaches. The Mediterranean climate of the plain makes for fertile soil, allowing crops and citrus orchards to thrive. Situated between the farmland and the ocean, Haifa is the third most populous city in Israel, but there is still untouched sections of Mediterranean beach. 

Outside of its natural beauty, the city of Haifa is home to the architectural wonder of the Bahai Gardens and great hiking trails up through Mount Carmel, with a view of all the varied topography of Israel. 

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