This is the city Center, the heart of Netanya. Its a place where families come to walk at weekeds, children driving their bike and skating on rollerblades.
In the summer there are many performances of artistsand other famous people.
The place can be called as the most importent monument of Netanya. Its surroundings are the mst importent spots of the city: the Becah is just 2 minouts away, Hertzel street is lso a few minouts away and the square itself surronded by the best restaurants and shops in the city.
It is one of Netanyas promenades. It was built already in the late sixties and renovaed in 1996 and now it looks great.
You can find there a lot of green areas where people come to do picnics, a lot of playgrounds for the kids and even a rollerblayds circle.
there are also some kiosks and restuarants along the promenade where you can eat or buy am ice cream in the hot days and there is also an amphitheater which used for shows in the summer.
It has an amazing view to the sea so you can go there for a romantic evening with your lover, or just go out for a walk with your dog...
This place, called Krausze str is in my opinion the most europena place in the city and it should be accepted at any european capital. The street is built in a small promenade style. Its paved beautifully with a lot of statues andd benches. There are many boutiques and cafes, that by the way are not cheap at all.
It can be a great place for a short walk that remainds you the city when it was full of tourists.
This is the heart of Netanya. By night you can see a lot of young people going out to the pubs, restaurants and the video games that are in the area. It is lighted up beautifully and you can get also a great view to the see.
Its the place that you must visit when you are in Netanya.
If you heard about this movie so you should know that there is a statue of it in Krausze pedesrian street in Netanya. Its situated in a middle of very inteligent place with cafes and botiques. You can seat down near him and just look at him and maybe do a picture...
If you walk around the center of Netanya you can find some small chrming streets and some colorful squares. One of the squares is between Smilanski and Hertzel streets. This is a central area, full of activities so there is a lot of people moving there. There is sometimes a small stand in the square where you can buy exotic drinks.
This is the southern-most beach of Netanya; it's wide and spacious, and not overcrowded. Access is easy by car: the parking lot is on the same level as the beach, no need to climb any steps (good access for the disabled, but not only for them: none of us likes to start climbing dozens of steps after a long day in the sun!). Parking costs 10 NIS in a weekday, 15 NIS on Shabbat; Netanya residents get a 5 NIS discount.
The beach services include a lifeguard, a beach bar-restaurant, changing rooms, showers and bathrooms.
If you continue only a few hundred meters south from the official Poleg Beach the scenery changes: The kurkar (eolianite) ridge rises above you, with a multitude of shapes and hues. There are some picturesque rocks in the water, with schools of tiny fish swimming among them. You see very few bathers, but you can meet joggers, hikers, fishermen, a few horse riders...
You can continue walking on the shore for several kilometers.
This is one of my favorite beaches in central Israel.
This beautifll new steps were built just now (2004) to the incoming swimming season.
They are built in a beautiful modern style, in a lovely silver colored barrier, going down in a twisted way, so if you have tendency to vertigos you maybe shouldnt try it.
It is starting at the Liberty square and leads you down to the beach, upstairs, at the beginning you can have a great view over the beach and the sea.
A great place to visit. this place look happyy all the time, always full of people (especially in sunny weekends), happy children are playing, old people make chesse tournamennts and others are just siting at a bench and enjoy the view.
A lot of restarants, botiques, street vandors, musicians that make a nice atmosphre.
The best places to go thewre are or on sunny weekends or in holidays when the people a free to walk around and have a good time.
I remember Purim (some kind of halloween) when there were a lot of people out there, a lot of happy kids who dressed funny as cups, soldiers and many more things...
In the area you can also see some statues and interesting stuff... a great place to relax...
This is a very luxurious part of Netanya. A very expensive houses and high blocks. The is also a great new promenade very close. The new industrial park is 10 minouts by car.
This area situated on the cities southern part as a potetial of becoming one of the countries best neighborhoods.
In the Hamatzok promenade there is a beautiful statue of an hawk. Its situated in the middle of many small green gardens and makes a nice atmosphre.
If you facing him it looks like he is flying to you...
In additon to all the shopping centers and the hyparmarkets there are a lot more activities in the new industrial park. There is bowling, billiard, some other great shops, karting, restaurants, pubs and bars.
So in my opinion its one of the best places to have fun in the city.
Netanya's amphitheater has a superb location in the central part of the promenade, near Kikar Ha-Atzmaut (Independence Square), on the low cliffs overlooking the sea.
The amphitheater has 1200 seats, and on summer evenings you can enjoy the winning combination of a musical performance, A magical sunset over the water and a gentle breeze.
Netanya boasts one of the most pleasant shore promenades in Israel. The promenade runs for 4.5 km along the eolianite cliffs above the beach, higher in the north, lower in the south. There are beautiful views of the sea from every point on the promenade. Lawns, trees, picnic tables, playgrounds for children, romantic corners for lovers, an amphitheater for summer shows: all of these can be found on the promenade.
The northern part "Nizza Promenade", is the more elegant section of the promenade, with lush vegetation and sloping hills. The central part is more crowded (mainly on weekends), with families and children, people young and old, locals and tourists. There are several cafes and restaurant, and access to the beach is possible by stairs and by elevator.