Herzliya Things to Do

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    the town

    by mindcrime Written Feb 6, 2014

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    Most tourists prefer Herzliya Pituah district (2,5km NW of the railway station) because it has the beach, expensive houses, the marina and many restaurants. After two weeks of touring around famous Israeli towns we preferred to walk around the main town of Herzliya (east of the railway station) and see a normal residential area, after all we just needed a coffee break and nothing more, it was nice to be in a town without tourists for a while :)

    We walked around the main streets a bit, most of the time at Sokolov where we stopped for coffee, there were lots of offices, banks, cafés and falafel corners, stores, the usual local activity in full mode with the addition of some vans promoting the upcoming local elections but the noise never got out of hand. There’s also a modern art museum (Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art) at 4 Ha'banim Streeet, near the central bus station. It’s open Tuesday, Thursday 16-20.00, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 10-14.00, closed on Sunday. The entrance fee is 10nis.

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    the beach

    by mindcrime Written Feb 6, 2014

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    Although only 8km west of Raanana the bus took about 45 minutes to reach Herzliya beach as it had to stop in about 30000 different bus stops :)
    Unfortunately it was impossible to swim that day, when we got off the bus it started to rain so lying on the beach with the dark sky above us didn’t seem very appealing, we took some pictures and returned back to the town of Herzliya. Others didn’t seem to bother that much and although the beach was isolated there people doing water sports.
    You can also try Acadia North beach where the sea is calmer (there’s a wave breaker) and all the usual facilities or a bit further to Sidna Ali beach under the mosque with the same name, not many facilities but much more picturesque. Anyway, it was a fail attempt for us so we got back to the bus stop, 15’ later we were into town enjoying a coffee while the sun was back again smiling at us :)

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    Saying goodbye to a friend

    by Martin_S. Updated Sep 13, 2013

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    (sorry I have had to remove these pictures at the request of our friend, she is being forced by her government to remove any signs of her visiting Israel)Our friend arrived here in Israel in the summer of 2004 and the first weekend here she came to visit us in Arad. Now in the summer of 2005 we met with her in Herziliya to sadly say goodbye, she had to return to her studies outside Israel, she truly became part of our family in the year she spent here in Israel, this was the saddest day of 2005 for us.
    The first two pictures were taken in the Columbus Restaurant, where later Gil met up with us, they were at knife points, Gil saying "you should not leave" and she saying "But I have to leave" ^O^
    Later we took her to the Max Brenner Chocolate Restaurant where you can see us sampling some of the tasty things they have to offer.
    Last picture shows us saying our last goodbyes before we drove home.

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    The Seasonal Swamp

    by iblatt Updated Dec 22, 2012

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    In the low-lying valley, east of the kurkar (calcareous sandstone) ridge which blocks the flow of rainwater towards the sea, there was a swamp which caused grave problems for the settlers of Herzeliya in the 1920s. Even the Romans in ancient times confronted the same problem, and dug a tunnel in the kurkar ridge to drain the swamp.

    Nowadays the swamp has long been drained, but a small part of it remains relatively untouched and constitutes a seasonal swamp, covered with water during the winter rainy season. During winter typical swamp vegetation grows there, and the wildlife can be spotted from observation points in the Herzeliya Park and also by the roadside: Cattle egrets, mallards, toads, crabs...
    It can be exciting to watch this wildlife so near to the built-up areas and shopping mall...

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    Apollonia NP --- Admire the colors

    by gubbi1 Written Apr 2, 2012
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    When you visit the National Park you most probably have noticed chimneys and high buildings. But here in the park you can enjoy the nature inside and outside the parks boundaries. The high coast gives excellent views into the water and along the coast. I really enjoyed the colors, especially the water was very blue. So take your time here to admire the colors!

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    Apollonia NP --- Crusaders Fortress

    by gubbi1 Written Apr 2, 2012
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    Center piece of the national park is for sure the Crusader Fortress. Here quite some structures are left, but the bridge that you will use is not the one that was used in the past. Approaching the visitor bridge you can see parts of the old bridge. In the fortress you can still find ballista stones and traces of the fire which the mameluke set here to destroy the place. You will also find a kitchen with five stoves, a room with grinding installation, storages and a courtyard.

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    Apollonia NP --- Ottoman Lime Kiln

    by gubbi1 Written Apr 2, 2012
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    During the ottoman periode this lime kiln was used to burn lime limestone for the construction of buildings. The fire was burning in the structure that you can see today, while the lime stone was placed ontop of the roof. After four to six days the stones were ready.

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    Apollonia NP --- Water Reservoirs

    by gubbi1 Written Apr 2, 2012
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    When walking on the Sea Path you will pass several reservoirs that were used to collect rain water. Access to water was important especially if you keep in mind the various sieges that were held here. Have a look at the round shaped water pool and the cisterns.

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    Apollonia NP --- Roman Villa

    by gubbi1 Written Apr 2, 2012
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    After passing the moat when entering the park you will come to ruins of a roman villa. The villa existed here in the first and second century. Its architecture was traditional with an open central courtyard.

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    Apollonia NP --- The Moat

    by gubbi1 Written Apr 2, 2012
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    Just after entering the Apollonia National Park you will pass the moat. This structure is a part of the fortifications that the crusaders set up to protect the city. It can be dated back to around 1150.

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    "Acadia-North" Beach

    by iblatt Updated Sep 17, 2011
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    This is a nice, wide, central beach in Herzliya-Pituach. The Herzliya Municipality has recently (2011) constructed a beautiful scenic promenade between the Acadia and Daniel hotels, on the hill above the Acadia-North beach. They also made this beach very accessible to all: there is an elevator to take you from the hilltop down to the beach level, or if you prefer, a winding paved path downhill, suitable for prams, wheelchairs or bikes.
    On the beach level there is another, lower promenade.

    The sea is calmer here than in the open Sidna Ali beach, due to the wave breakers and to the proximity of the Herzliya marina to the south. The crowd is mixed: families, young and old, locals and tourists.

    There are clean, new bathrooms, showers and changing rooms. There is a beach restaurant / cafe-bar.

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    "Beit Rishonim" - Herzeliya's early days

    by iblatt Updated Jun 29, 2011

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    Once the family home of the Chizik family, now this is a municipal museum commemorating the founders of Herzeliya and its early days, from the 1920s to the 1940s.

    A lifesize image of Theodor Herzl greets the visitors from the balcony, reminding them who this city is named after.

    Besides photographs, period artefacts and documents there is a small model of an old classroom, with the well-known blue and white donation box for the JNF (Jewish National Fund) and the inscription on the wall reads: "The farmer's plough, not the knight's sword, conquered the land".

    One display box contains ancient objects and remains found in Apollonia, near Herzeliya; another display is dedicated to the citrus growers of Herzeliya in its farming days.

    One of the displays vividly records the Hagana activities in Herzeliya during the British Mandate period in the 1930s and 1940s: The ancient Roman tunnel was used as a classroom for weapon lessons, and a seemingly innocent "lovers couple" above would warn their comrades, the Hagana members in the tunnel, when a British patrol came near.

    Outside the house there is a small botanic garden; a bronze sculpture realistically shows the process of digging the first water well.

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    Sidna Ali (Nof-Yam) Beach

    by iblatt Written Oct 15, 2010

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    This is my favorite beach in Herzliya. The northernmost beach, a bit out of the way, very informal, without fancy restaurants and hotels overlooking it, without rows of beach chairs and umbrellas...

    On top of the low cliff rises the minaret of the Sidna Ali mosque. Hewn out of the rock there's a strange-looking cave-dwelling / mansion of a lone weirdo...

    On this beach you'll see mainly young people, couples... It's cretainly the more romantic of Herzliya's beaches!

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    Stately Shopping

    by gilabrand Updated Apr 10, 2010

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    My outlet - shopping at The Outlet

    Herzl, always elegantly attired, would have loved to shop at The Outlet, a mall in the city that bears his name. Or if not Herzl himself, then certainly his wife would have liked it.

    The Outlet, located on Medinat Hayehudim Street (lit. Street of the Jewish State), is a small horseshoe-shaped shopping center in Herzliya Pituah housing several dozen outlet stores of well-known Israeli clothing brands. Many of the shops carry surplus and the prices are well below what you would pay elsewhere for the same item.

    Living in Jerusalem, I don't get to shop at The Outlet as much as I would like, but whenever my husband has a meeting in Herzliya, I make sure to go along. One of the nice features of The Outlet is that it is built on a "human scale," as opposed to these humongous malls where so much is going on your head starts to spin. Here you can swing around all the shops and go home with a shopping bag full of stuff without collapsing from exhaustion. You can also take a break and have a bite to eat at the food court, located at the far end of the mall. It's not gourmet dining, but you can choose from a variety of lunch counters serving burgers, schnitzel, sandwiches and wraps.

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    The Herzeliya Park

    by iblatt Updated Nov 7, 2009

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    In the Herzeliya Park
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    If you are looking for a recreational area in Herzeliya, this is one of the places to go.
    The park occupies 120 dunams in the low-lying area between the eastern and western parts of the city.
    There are lawns, walking paths, a jogging trail and a bike trail, a small lake, a stage for summer concerts with a natural amphitheater, and a well equipped playground for children with a quite sophisticated adventure center for kids.

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  • Oct 1, 2013 at 8:45 PM

    I am looking for a mail address for snapdo, an app company in Herzliya I tried to post this as a question and got nowhere when a message kept coming up about the size of the question. Sorry for the persistence, but the info is important to me. Thanks for any help.

    • Oct 3, 2013 at 9:22 PM

      I appreciate your thoughts, but will try this approach before anything more vigorous and aggressive. As to blogs and other opinion/advice sources, my experience is they do not work: the fix may last 2-3 days, after which something not removed reactivates the hijacking. One scan shows more than 20 files with snap-do components, none of which are visible to a standard search. The software that says it can clear out snap-do does not claim it remains able to prevent reinfection, but it costs $30+ and I'll be darned if I'll pay that much for a single-purpose program.

      Hijacking, for that matter, is a viral behavior, but McAfee doesn't think it's worthwhile, doesn't deal with it and was frankly dismissive in response to my request for assistance. My point was that the actions of the snap-do components is for all practical purposes, indistinguishable from viruses with more ominous names.

      Meantime, getting back to my original question...do you know the address of the snapdo/snap.do/snap-do company, said to be located in Herzliya, Israel? Is there some sort of business directory for that town, or is there perhaps an Israeli equivalent of a Better Business Bureau or a Chamber of Commerce for Herzliya? Help in that area would be most appreciated.

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      Oct 3, 2013 at 10:48 PM

      The site I linked is only one example of many I found via a simple google...snap.do seems to be a common nuisance. My experience with 'how-to-remove' sites differs greatly from yours. All have been successful, although I have not experienced snap.do (nor have I paid for any removal program).

      I seriously doubt you will get any joy from its creators for the reasons which I gave and you have reiterated above. As I said, you need to post your question in the Herzliya travel forum (linked in my first reply). Very few people will see it here (pretty much only those who are looking at 'Herzliya Things to Do' and who bother to scroll right to the bottom of the page). Far, far more will see it on the travel forum (including our Israeli members) and, in consequence, you may get some useful information.

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