Haifa is situated in a broad natural bay between the beautiful Mediterranean Sea and the awe-inspiring Carmel mountain. The city's terraced landscape offers a rich variety of breathtaking panoramas, giving the observer the sensation of being on a heavenly peninsula. Traditional, contemporary, sophisticated, relaxed, Haifa is a winning combination. Theatres, museums, cinemas, elegant hotels, air-conditioned shopping malls, pearly- beaches, Haifa has something to offer everyone. To the northeast, across the sparkling waters of the harbor sits the medieval walled fortress city of Acre. Directly north, if the weather is good, beckon the heights of Rosh Hanikra, the majestic white cliff, checkpoint on the Israel - Lebanon border. Further east towers the snow capped peak of Mount Hermon.