Currency exchange

Changing currency in Israel is expensive due to bank charges. We do not, however, recommend that you buy Israeli currency abroad. We suggest that you pay your hotel bill in foreign currency (which will also save you the 17% value added tax). We also advise you to limit your currency exchanges to a minimum as a bank charge is made on each exchange, in addition to the charge made for each traveller's check cashed.  Possibly the best way to save is through the use of a credit card. All major credit cards are widely accepted in Israel.

Climate and clothing

The weather in Haifa in June is warm and sunny with temperatures at about 30 degrees Celsius. Humidity is moderate with no rain.  Light clothing and informal dress are recommended.

Tourist information on Haifa

Tour of Haifa