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