The Israeli Version of the Riviera
When you think of the French Riviera, the image is a seaside, a vacation resort, with a beautiful Mediterranean coastline. You picture a popular place to get away from the hustle and bustle for ultimate relaxation and entertainment. As it turns out, Netanya is the Israeli version of the Riviera, and highly recommended by world-wide travellers as a true resort town.
Netanya is a modern city, first developed in the 1920s, named honour of Nathan Straus co-owner of Macy’s department store. Located on the Mediterranean coast, the city is about 20 miles north of Tel Aviv and 35 miles south of Haifa. In Hebrew, the city of Netanya means “gift of God” and that is an apt description. Some of Israel’s most beautiful, golden beaches are found on the Netanya coastline.