Kefar Rosh HaNiqra Travel Guide

  • Caves at Rosh HaNiqra
    Caves at Rosh HaNiqra
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Kefar Rosh HaNiqra Things to Do

  • Grottos

    The caves of Rosh HaNikra have been carved out of the rock by rain and the sea. A long tunnel has been made by man to connect the caves and make access easier for visitors.I saw the caves a sunny day, but I can imagine how different it would be a cloudy day with strong wind and bigger waves coming into the caves.The name Rosh HaNikra comes from the...

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  • Tunnel

    As you step out of the cable car you will have tunnels, carved out by the British, both to the north and south. The tunnels were for the railroad the British were building to connect Europe and Egypt. In the north tunnel there is a 20 minutes long film about the history of the railroad. When I arrived I did not look for the film but went straight...

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  • White cliffs

    Around the caves are white cliffs, which look very nice against the blue sea.The site is open between 8.30 - 16.00 in winter and between 8.30 - 18.00 in summer. Several days in July - August it is open until 23.00. Some evenings there is live music “under the stars” and sometimes the place is used for private weddings and anniversaries etc.On top...

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  • The cliffs

    Those cliffs are not huge but they are very beautiful chalk cliffs with amazing blue water surrounding them.Rosh Ha'nikra is a very quiet place and this is what makes it so special.

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  • More grottos

    The grottos here are very beautiful and some of the picture you will take will be amazing with the rocks and the colors of the water.For many years the nature is playing with the rock in this area and i guess the place is still changing all the time.

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  • Audio visual display

    There is a Audio visual display that is included in the price of the entrance.You will see a movie about the grottos and how they made the tunnels.the show is 10-15 minutes.

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  • The border

    The border with Lebanon is right here on Rosh Ha'nikra , well one of the passes.You can't pass from here and it is not allowed to take pictures because it is a military base there , but it is nice to know that this is the end of the country.there is a big sign with the distances from Jerusalem and Beirut.

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  • watch to the distance

    the view from top of the hill (before you go down on the cable car) is amazing.you can see the different colors of the sea , ships and when there are days with good visibility you can see the whole area of the northern beach strip.

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  • color of the water

    The color of the water in this area is amazing with many kinds of blue.Because it is a cliff and inside the grottos you have different lighting the colors are really breathtaking.

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  • Go with the cable car

    To go to the grottos you must use the cable car.the view from the cable car is very beautiful , you can see the sea and the cliffs.the time to get from side to side is 1 or 2 minutes.

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  • The grottos

    The place is a nature reserve because of the grottos.the water made holes in the rocks.Inside the caves you can see different colors of water , depends on the weather and time.

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  • Rosh Hanikra Kibbutz Views

    There is a kibbutz just south of Rosh Hanikra, I think it is Kibbutz Gesher HaZiv. You are able to get accommodation at the kibbutz..

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  • Rosh Hanikra Cable Car

    The easiest way to get down to the caves is by the 102 meter cable car. It was a bit pricey & does not understandably operate in very windy weather.

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  • Rosh Hanikra Boarder Crossing

    As well as being a tourist attraction with natural caves, tunnels, 2 restaurants and cable car. It is also a boarder crossing to Lebanon, I think it was close at the time I was here.

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  • Rosh Hanikra Tunnel

    Some of the tunnels go through to lebannon, so obviously they are closed off. You can have a wander a short way through the tunnels though.

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  • Natural grottoes

    A tunnel was dug to the natural grottoes. The tunnel was constructed slightly above the sea surface it is Very intersting...............

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  • Cable car

    A cable car leads to the shoreline where you can explore the grottoes. Do not expext to e a long ride it is 5 min going down

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  • The Grotto's 1

    Reputedly built by 'Alexander the Great of Macedonia' to allow a passageway for his Army after besieging Tire. In truth the caverns are naturally formed by wave action over thousands of years on the soft chalk rock. The total lenth is over 200 meters and is formed into a series of interconnecting passageways.

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  • Beauty landscape

    The Rosh Hanikra landscape is unique in Israel.The total length of the grotto is around 200 meters.

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  • A chalk cliff

    Rosh Hanikra is a chalk cliff with labyrinthine grottoes filled with seawater formed by the erosion of the wind and the waves on the soft rock.

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  • Beaches

    After the visit, go down to any of the beaches around, It is a rocky one, but you can relax looking to the sea and enjoy the moment.

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  • Grottos

    Over a stage of thousands of years, the movement of waves against the rock shaped the caves and caverns known today as the "grottos".

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  • Cablecar

    Take the cablecar down to sea level, to see the grottos. The ride takes about one minute and you can have great views of the cliff and sea.It operates all the year and opens every day.Timetable: from 8.30 a.m. - 5 p.m. A fee is charged.

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  • Rosh HaNiqra

    It is a tourist site, at the border with Lebanon of a rare beauty.You can go down with the cablecar to visit the grottos, see a film about the history of the place.

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  • The Railway Tunnels

    There are three railway tunnels at the site. Built by the British Army during World War Two, to link Haifa with Beirut. The first can still be visited, the second which runs under the Israel Lebonan border is bricked up at its center, but has been turned into a cinema to show an audio-visual presentation about the sites history. The third is on the...

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  • The Lebanese Border

    Above at the top of the cliffs is the Lebanese border. Guarded by its military complex. I dont think I should have taken this pic, I noticed later a sign saying 'No photography'. Oh well... its only a gate.

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  • The Grotto's 3

    The cliffs and the seashore around the grottos are a Natural Reserve. The cliffs house flora unique in this area. The caves house colonies of bats, swallows and rock pigeons. The sea and its shore has many species of fish and is often visited by loggerhead turtles, for the purposes of mating. They lay their eggs on this section of coast.

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Kefar Rosh HaNiqra Transportation

  • Daytrip from Haifa

    I visited Rosh HaNikra and Akko on a daytrip from Haifa. In the morning I took the train from Haifa to Nahariya. It was 16 shekels and took 45 minutes. In Nahariya I went to the bus station, which is just next to the train station, and sat down to wait for the right bus. I had read there were not many buses a day to Rosh HaNikra, but I only had to...

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  • Cable car

    To reach the caves you need to take a cable car. They run every day except during very bad storms. There is a red cable car and a yellow one and it only takes about 1,5 minutes to descend or ascend.The price for the entry to the caves and the cable car is 38 shekels (July 2005).

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  • Car

    Rosh Ha'nikra is very far from the center of israel (2 hours drive) so the best option is to take a car and drive to the place.There is a big parking lot in the place so you can park your car there without any problem.

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Kefar Rosh HaNiqra Warnings and Dangers

  • Watch your steps

    The inside of the grottos is very slippery because of the water so this is why you shoud be very careful while walking there , i saw a kid that felt on his back and it wasn't a nice thing.

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  • The border

    The is border pass to Lebanon in Rosh Ha'nikra and there are IDF soldiers and UN soldiers.Don't try to pass in the gate or show weapon if you have one and don't take photos of the military facilities.

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  • Don't climb the fence

    The place is rocky and there are a lot of sharp rocks in the water so don't try to climb the fence or the rocks because the fall to the water is not a very nice attraction.

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Kefar Rosh HaNiqra Favorites

  • prices

    The ticket prices to enter Rosh Ha'nikra are not too high :38 nis for an adult and 30 for a child.If you are a student or disabled the price will be 34 nis as far as i remember.

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  • Opening hour

    The place is open from 8:30-18:00 on every day of the week except friday that the place is open from 8:30-16:00.From november , because we switched to winter clock , the place is open from 8:30-16:00.

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  • The Cliff of Rosh Ha'Niqra

    There is nothing like lying in the sun on the soft, white rock of Rosh Ha'Niqra, watching the waces breaking into the grottos.

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