Another short drive from Akko, to the north and through an enchanting avocado forest, is a 200-member Christian village organized in 1963 for the purpose of bringing Jews and Christians into closer contact. This community is famous for growing flowers. While here, you can enjoy the wonderful greenhouse creations and the botanical gardens, and get a free tour of the community. Guest rooms were last redone in 1997; they are compact and simple, with narrow single beds, but bright and cheerful. There are 13 family-size rooms; rooms for travelers with disabilities are also available. There is a large, refreshing swimming pool. Although not a kibbutz, the hotel is part of the Kibbutz Guest House Association, and can be booked through their packages. Food services are glatt kosher. Study tours on the subject of Jewish-Christian relations can be arranged through Nes Ammim.
For visitors on day tours: If you're not staying here, but are interested in the community, call ahead and arrange for a tour. The Nes Ammim community is especially interested in making the land alive again, and you will be amazed by its efforts and dedication. Coming by bus is a bit more of a challenge, but it can be arranged; call ahead and they'll tell you the best way to do it.
- © Frommer's 2013
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