At the tip of northern Israel, just next to the border between Israel and Lebanon, is one magical spot well worth visiting – Rosh Hanikra. Rosh Hanikra is set with gorgeous scenery of the Mediterranean Sea and has some amazing rock formations where land meets the sea. The whole place is absolutely breathtaking and you can take a cable car down from the cliffs to the underground caves and watch it up close.
The official website introduces:
The visit to the grottoes is our site’s main attraction.
The grottoes resulted from an ongoing geological process over thousands of years.
It all began with a series of underground shocks that ripped gapes into the bedrock. Rainwater penetrated the gaping rifts, dissolving them and forming within tunnels and sea caves (grottoes) that relentlessly proceeded to expand because of the intensity of the waves slamming the rock during a storm.
The grottoes are a natural wonder, fascinating in its mystery and breathtakingly beautiful at all hours of the day and throughout the year.
The length of the walking track at the site of the natural grottoes is around 200 meters.
The grottoes are lit up and therefore allow for nighttime visits.
There’s also a terrific video introducing the history behind Rosh Hanikra (~10 minutes):
Behold! the beauty of Rosh Hanikra… 😛
I urge you… go visit!
General info (from the official website, as of Jan 2011):
Summer weekdays: 09:00-18:00
Winter weekdays: 09:00-16:00
Friday Holiday Eves: 09:00-16:00
Saturdays and Holidays: 09:00-18:00
Holiday Eves: 09:00-12:00
Cable car tickets
Adults – 43NIS
Children/seniors/disabled – 35NIS
Other relevant links :
- Israel Trails – Rosh Hanikra