Affectionately referred to as “the Israeli Riviera”, the lively resort city of Netanya has a seaside promenade, endless sandy beaches, a bustling town square, and numerous cafés and restaurants.


Starting as a dusty orange grove less than a hundred years ago, Netanya today is a major resort city and the home to start-ups and academic institutions. Well known for its breezy promenades, nine miles of white sand beaches, wild cliffs, lively restaurants and open-air cafés, it’s no surprise that Netanya is a major draw for tourists from within Israel and from around the world.

Much more than a destination city, rich community life is at the heart of Netanya. The city encompasses a wide and colorful mix of people from all over the world. Immigrants make up 35% of the population, mostly coming from France, Ethiopia and the Former Soviet Union. The urban lifestyle of Netanya is conducive to the excitement and thrill of city living. In Ha-Atzma’ut Square, you’ll find that nearly everything is open until midnight or later, and the square is alive with families, friends, and couples people-watching from the cafes in the warm Mediterranean evening air.


Netanya is very conveniently located 30 minutes north of Tel Aviv and 30 minutes south of Haifa, with plenty of rustic Mediterranean beaches to enjoy in between.


Our apartments are centrally located in downtown Netanya and a five-minute walk to local restaurants, nightlife activities, the beach, and the main promenade. The apartments are also walking distance from the main bus station with connections throughout Israel.

  • Single and double bedroom options
  • Fully furnished living space and kitchen
  • Wifi and air conditioning are included



KNOWN FOR: Quintessential sandy Mediterranean beaches

FUN FACT: Netanya is a center for French Jewish culture in Israel

WHAT’S IN A NAME: Netanya was named in honor of Nathan Straus, a co-owner of Macy’s department store who gifted two-thirds of his personal fortune to projects benefiting Jews and Arabs pre-Independence Israel.



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