Akhzivland, Nahariya

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Akhzivland is a micronation between Nahariya and the Lebanese border on the Israeli west coast. The state was founded by Eli Avivi in 1972. The micronation is promoted by the Israel Ministry of Tourism even though its legal status remains ambiguous.The micronation is located near the ruins of Achziv, an ancient settlement on the Mediterranean coast in the Western Galilee, about 5 kilometers north of Nahariya. A national park, field school, and the ruins of the Palestinian village of Az-Zeeb, which was captured by the Carmeli Brigade during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, are located nearby.HistoryThe current site of Akhzivland is situated near the ancient port city of Achziv. Based on archeological findings and the numerous burial sites located in the region, it is thought that Achziv was already an important commercial center during the Iron Age. In the Book of Joshua, Achziv is mentioned as one of the nine cities of Judah. A thriving city was also located on the site during the time of the Mishnah. During the Crusader period, the city was given as a gift to a knight. During the Mamluk period, it was conquered by the Mamluk general Baibars, who established a fishing village at the site called Az-Zeeb. Its residents fled Az-Zeeb during Operation Ben-Ami in the 1948 Arab-Israeli War.
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  • For those looking for something different, the akhziv National Park can certainly meet the requirements. Beyond being nature reserve, as well as an amazing beach when bathing in its waters is almost like bathing in the pool because it is surrounded by a breakwater hack which keeps you calm and safe sea bathing. You can instead in tents or sponge Exchange that remind a remote village in Africa which can enhance the experience or a nightmare very hot days, I think too much to think, there is also a limited number of air-conditioned bungalows and trailer park. The place is an excellent starting point for hiking. Not particularly accessible to disabled persons requiring mobility but definitely enjoy scenery even if there is some difficulty in mobility.
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  • Beautiful and unique place. A different experience than the units that used that seem unusual toyou? mponfanim. The beach is gorgeous. However, the level of hygiene and maintenance in a very low place to inconvenience. Also the service is courteous, but aggressive and impatient, and this conduct impaired the creation date.
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  • This is one of the most beautiful beaches on earth. It is a place for a romantic afternoon.... Watching sun down from here is like watching the creation !!!! Water is very clean and blue, if you like ...  more »

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