A visit to the Carmel region without a stop in Ein Hod would be remiss. This village really has it all. As well as being an artists’ colony jam-packed with dozens of galleries and museums, Ein Hod affords views of the Mediterranean Sea and even has a crusader fortress. The range of workshops visitors can take part in is astounding – anything from sculpting, printing, silk-screening, ceramics and pottery, blacksmithing, lithography, mosaics, design, stained glass, as well as several music workshops. There are often free jazz concerts in the outdoor amphitheater. A host of cafes and restaurants offer great cuisine.