Haifa is a lively seaport, and the third largest city in the country. It sits on the slopes of the Carmel Mountains, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve stretching down the length of the Mediterranean Sea. The range is rich in flora and fauna, and boasts breathtaking mountain views, many attractions such as Maccabi Haifa's football matches, upscale restaurants, and Spa centers. No wonder, therefore, that the area is known as Israel's Little Tuscany. The city itself has a mixed Jewish-Arab population, with plenty of interesting museums, gardens and religious sites to keep you busy.