Attractions around the kibbutz
Around Kibutz Ness-Amim you may find a lot of atractions and thigs to do.
Old City of Akko
The fascinating historic heritage of the city, its combination of east and west, the authentic antique views, where beliefs and religions convene in a singular way on the remains of a great variety of cultures – all this made Akko one of the most important cities of the ancient world.
The cities' wall, its fortifications and towers, the churches, mosques and synagogues and other buildings in its boundaries tell the history of their many rulers that controlled and defended her, who built the city and made it flourish.
The most impressive of the sites of Akko incluide remains from the Hellenistic-Roman period and buildings form the Crusader and the Ottoman era: The subterranian Crusader city, the Khan al Umdan, the Turkish baths, the Bahai sanctuary, the synagogue of Rabbi Moshe Chayim Luzzatto and more.
In Akko you'll find the footprints many peoples and religions left: From the Canaanites to the Greek, the Romans, the Byzantines, the Crusades, the Mameluks, the Turks and finally the British.
The picturesque oriental market, the walls, Museums, beaches and water sports facilities, the fishermen's harbour, the yacht harbour, the restaurants, the hotels and the clourful festivals that are taking place every year all contribute to the tourist attractions of Akko.
A visit to Akko is a moving trip into a glorious past and thus makes for a very special experience. The citiy has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Sailing in Akko
Malkat AKKO cruises invites you to enjoy the cruises around the walls of the ancient city of Acre, and the sights of the walls that resisted Napoleon. From the boat, you will enjoy a spectacular view of the city of Acre, the Haifa Bay and the entire northern shore to Rosh Hanikra .
Also different events can be organized on board.
At the northernmost part of the Merditerranian shore in Israel there's a nature reserve that is distinguished by the hollow pillar that reaches into the Mediterranian sea, and it's indented beach. The pillar of caverns is the westernmost end of the crest of the ladder, a mountain that crosses the Western Galil from the North rising up to 300 meters. To the south of the pillar three islands are located: the Blue Island, Shachaf Island and Nachlieli Island.
Museum Lochamei Hagetaot
The Museum of Lochamei Hagetaot was the first Holocaust museum worldwide and is the only one founded by Holocaust survivors. The museum tells the story of the Holocaust during World War II, but centers on the heroism, the spiritual victory of man, and on the miraculous ability of Holocaust survivors and ghetto fighters to build a new life in the country they dreamt of, in the state of Israel.
In 1995 within the museum a department was founded under the labelling “Jad Lejeled“ (A Hand reaching out to the Child) to commemorate the Jewish children that perished in the Holocaust and to enable for the young visitors a spiritual encounter with the world of the children that had to live in that dark period of time.
Baha'i Gardens in Akko
The Baha'i gardens north of Akko surround the historic estate where Beha-Allah, the founding prophet of the Baha'i religion spent the last years of his life, and the sanctuary where he is laid to rest. A straight pathway, seam-lined by brushes and trees, leads into the gardens that are layed out in a circle. Walking on the pathwas in the garden leads to inner calm that strengthens the more you get to the inner sanctuary, a kind of shelter from the troubles of the outer world without feeling locked-in. Among the scrupulously cut plants around the historic buildings are a sycamore of several hundreds of years age and an old olive orchard.