From Roman aqueducts to agriculture, the Mediterranean Coast is dotted with an alluring variety of cities. Many - such as Herod’s port in Caesarea and Akko’s Crusade Old City - served as gateways, exporting spices to the Roman Empire during ancient times. Every generation, Jews came through these ports to flee from hostile lands, to make aliyah, and to establish a new society. The most populated area in Israel, the coast offers a charming swirl of ancient and contemporary spirit. This is best exemplified in Haifa, where Arabs and Jews coexist peacefully, and where, perhaps not coincidentally, you’ll find what is considered the best falafel in Israel.