Klil is a tiny communal settlement in the northern Israel. It is approximately twenty minutes east of Nahariyya and a half an hour from Acre, which are both on the Mediterranean coast. The city was founded by Israelis who wanted to move away from the city. They purchased the land from several neighbouring landlords and created one of the first completely off-the-grid settlements. The village has its own solar and wind power, restaurants, breweries, olive oil presses and much more. It is one of the early ecological settlements in Israel.
The easiest way to get here in by private car, as its rather difficult to find and few buses come this way. If you don’t plan to hire a car, consider asking the hostel staff if they can recommend transportation.
Residents in Klil have their own gardens, animals, and unique houses. The village doesn’t have paved roads, nor does it have much in the way of phone service, but it is close to the coast even if if seems a world away. As with most communal settlements, the gardens, animals, chicken coops, etc are for all residents and everyone participates in tending them. Hostel guests can help out or simply reap the benefits of organic farming.
Accommodation in Klil is similar to accommodation at many other communal villages and kibbutzim, with one notable difference. Here, you may find that you are staying in an architecturally interesting building. You will also likely have your own kitchen at the hostel here. Staff are friendly, and they speak English. If you are looking to relax, the hostel at Klil is the perfect place to do it; there are no distractions like wifi or cell service.
Visitors to Klil are in for a surprise; the village boasts several vegetarian and vegan cafes, a microbrewery, local jewellery crafters, artists, and woodworkers, and concerts with local musicians. You’ll also find plenty of hiking trails in the parks surrounding town. This really is the ideal place to get away from it all!
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