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 six year passion project

50 Epic places to stay

 50 Epic places to stay 

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 Israel wine country

Cross the Ocean for 4 Unique Wellness Retreats

 is about an hour from Tel Aviv in the northern coastal plains of Israel. The luxury boutique hotel was the site of two early Ottoman Empire mansions before the founder, chef Uri Jeremias

port city of acre is making a comeback one acre at a time

 With a luxury hotel and plans to revitalize the harbor area, one of the world’s oldest settlements is undergoing a modern-day renaissance to the benefit of Arabs and Jews

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 Tel Aviv, we love you and all your brilliance, beauty and breathtaking views but we have to tell you the truth: we cheated on you. Hear us out: Akko is more ancient, Herzliya has more bling, Haifa is more laidback and Jerusalem is more artistic

Hotel face-off: History versus adventure in the Holy Land By Randi Charno Jul

 A hidden gem in the historic Arab-Israeli village of Acre. The property features a 400-year-old Turkish hammam and more than 2,000 Israeli wines set in a magnificent 12th-century stone cellar.

You Don't Need to Believe in a Higher Power to Make a Pilgrimage to Israel

 Iconic Israeli chef Uri Jeremias and his grandson at Uri Buri in Acre.

Acre, Western Galilee tourism packages bring Crusades history to life

 Tours commence from the Efendi boutique Hotel and showcase aspects of Acre’s legacy, including details of the Second Crusader kingdom in the 12th and 13th centuries

A chef is driven by his impeccable taste

 Today, it might as well be the fief of Jeremias, a self-taught, white-bearded prophet of fish and seafood whose simple whitewashed restaurant, Uri Buri

Word of Mounth

  Uri Buri—set in a crumbling-yet-chic seafront Ottoman-edifice with the Old City’s Akko fortified walls in the foreground

History's Holy Land Shine

 Recommendations for what to do and where to stay in Israel’s Akko.

Guided Tours Of Acre And Western Galilee: Efendi  Boutique Hotel

 In December 2015, the boutique hotel Efendi akko launched a seminar-style touring program of the Old City of Acre and of the nearby towns in the Western Galilee

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 Acre, Israel: Efendi  Boutique Hotel Acre

Set in the ancient northern town of Acre, an hour’s drive from Tel Aviv, and crafted from a pair of Ottoman-era palaces, the 12-suite Efendi 
Heading to the Spa? Book a Hammam Treatment

Turns out, I had the same experience at the spa at The Efendi Hotel, a boutique hotel in the northern coastal plains of Israel. 

By Sharon Feiereisen on March 11, 2016

A Renaissance of All of Human History in Acre

 [Acre] The Galilee is a locavore’s paradise, a lush, green region flanked by the Mediterranean Sea and basalt hills in which, according to Abbie Rosner, the author of Breaking Bread in Galilee, until the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, the local population “farmed pretty much exactly the way it was described in the Bible.”

Tour and Hotel News: New Excursions in Israel


Acre is a 4,000-year-old port city in northern Israel that most travelers to the country don’t visit, and to help change that, Uri Buri, the owner of theEfendi Hotel there, has created a four-day culturally 


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Tour Acre and Western Galilee with Uri Buri boutique hotel akko

In collaboration with legendary Israeli chef Uri Buri and historian Efraim Lev, Efendi Hotel announces three brand-new travel seminars through Acre and the Western Galilee.

Touring Israel’s Ancient Sites

  Efendi Hotel and Pomegranate Travel are offering new tours in Israel by foot and bike, respectively, where guests can explore the sacred sites and nature surrounding the Holy Land.

Snob Essentials

 Snob Essentials

The specs: A pair of nineteenth-century homes in the middle of an Arab village—and ancient port town—on the Mediterranean, a two-hour drive from Tel Aviv. Along with 12 guest rooms, the hotel has a hammam (built by the original Turkish owners), a wine cellar and occasional restaurant, and a rooftop sundeck.



Leone Lakhani travels to the Israeli city of Acre, one of the best preserved and oldest settlements in the Middle East.

Akko, on Israel's Mediterranean coast, is wildly historic. It was called Acre in the Bible. Mark Antony and Cleopatra cocooned here. Europe's Crusaders made it their capital. Later, Ottoman rulers -- pashas -- built their palaces here.

Israel is a new nation, built on very ancient land that so many people in this world lay claim to as their own, their history. There are some newer cities like Tel Aviv, where the architecture dates to the 20th century and others like it’s neighbor Jaffa, an ancient port city that leaves your mind reeling when you think of the people that have walked these streets for centuries. An intrinsic part of visiting Israel is seeing this duality.

Voyage savoureux en Israël, formidable creuset de cultures gastronomiques. À Akko, l’ancien Saint-Jean-d’Acre, Uri Buri excelle dans la préparation des poissons. Quarante kilomètres plus au nord, Erez Komarovsky, père de la "nouvelle cuisine" en Israël, a su intégrer des saveurs venues de France, du Japon et de Californie. On découvre aussi le secret d’une bonne pita.

One pomegranate-braised lamb shoulder at a time, Zahav chef Michael Solomonov is putting modern Israeli cooking on the map in Philadelphia (and America). So when he travels to Israel a couple times a year, he does so with food squarely on the mind. This takes him to Acre, a coastal city 90 minutes north of Tel Aviv, where he pays his respects to Uri Jeremias: a legendary fisherman, bon vivant, and owner of the decidedly non-kosher seafood restaurant Uri Buri.

In Acre, Israel, chef Jeremias cooks quite possibly the country's best seafood.

8 of the Best Culinary Experiences in the Cultural Melting Pot of Israel

"There is no such thing as Israeli cuisine," said Chef Roy Sofer at the hip Italian Bindela Restaurant in Tel Aviv. Over the next ten days, every person I spoke to in Israel gave me a similar answer. Just like the U.S., Israel is a melting pot of cultures and cuisines. Everyone here is from someplace else, and they have brought along traditional ingredients, spices and cooking methods that have become part of the new Israeli gastronomy.


Akko, a city rich with an action-packed historiography featuring remnants of the Romans, Ottomans, Crusaders, Mamelukes, Byzantines and British, has been deemed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Akko is also home to one of the oldest ports in the world. For a getaway unlike any other, join the Acre & Western Galilee Academic Seminar, hosted by the culinary guru Uri Jeremias of Uri Buri restaurant. It will stimulate your mind as well as your taste buds.

Acre; Ancient Crusader City on the Mediterranean Sea

 Acre – Israel, and much of the wider Levant, is saturated in history. Kick some dust away and you could find yourself standing on ancient cobblestones, or discovering contemporary truisms turned upside-down


For the last twenty years Acre – Israel’s ancient harbor town on the northern tip of the Haifa littoral – has been most fortunate to have a culinary bastion grown within it under the generous hand of Chef Uri Jerimias

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 Can chaos inspire? The country's most interesting, innovative chefs say it can

Acre chef and champion Uri Jeremias in his restaurant, Uri Buri
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 How This Spa Treatment Can Clear Skin and Soothe Muscles

The Perfect Getaway

Sometimes, what you really need is to escape the daily grind, get out of town, lay low for a day or two, and soak in some extra special couple time. Luckily, Israel has romantic places to stay in spades. Here are five spots to make you feel extra lovey of them is the efendi boutique hotel akko israel