The Grottos at Rosh HaNiqra

The Grottos at Rosh HaNiqra

The Grottos at Rosh HaNiqra
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lsgoldblatt
London, UK806 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We stopped off here for the morning on a day with intermittent rain and everyone enjoyed it. The grottoes are covered so we were dry from the rain but the sea was rough so the water was harsh within the caves. The cable car was fun and the view from the top is amazing. A lot of fun and an interesting history as it is the border.
Written February 11, 2020
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Michael S
Tel Aviv, Israel28 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
I’d give this sight a 3.5 after six months of touring Israel. It’s a good site.

Awesome time, kids loved the short but steep cable car ride, 10 min movie in the cavern was great explanation (had in English version) and the cave walk through was very easy and well maintained. We went just after a storm so it wasn’t so clear and the water wasn’t the blue green as when it’s clear but it was still Well worth it. This isn’t worth burning precious time if you are only in Israel for a couple days but if you have additional time it’s worth it!

Believe prices were Adults (48 NIS) Kids 3-18 (25 NIS) and 0-2 Free

We did not ride the bikes, golf carts or take a guided tour and it was still nice.
Written January 12, 2020
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NeilC2607
Gunnedah, Australia782 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Couples
Located on the coast of the Mediterranean sea, in the boarder of Israel and Lebanon, these grottos (caves) are formed by sea action crashing on the soft chalk rock, which has etched its way some 200 meters into the mountain side.

Take the cable car for the shortest journey ever, leas than a 2 minute ride to the cave levels.

Walk the tunnels to view the caves. The water is beautiful, the outside maintain is pure white.

Simply stunning to see.

Down at the caves is a railway line, dug into the mountain, which allowed trains to travel from Cairo (Egypt), through Israel to Beirut (Lebanon).
Of course this train line is no longer operated.

Written June 13, 2017
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LWL3333
Wellington, FL17,985 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2012 • Friends
The grottoes alone are not nearly as dramatic as some I've seen, but considering you are so near a border constantly in the news, it is plenty dramatic. I'm told that the cable car which takes you down to the grotto entrance is the steepest in the world. Near the grotto entrance is a 15 minute orientation film well worth watching. The film is shown in one of two old British-built railway tunnels which once was part of the railroad line between Beirut and Jerusalem. The tunnels are blocked up at present, but the rails are still clearly seen. Out in the sea you can see the permanently moored Israeli Navy ships monitoring the border. Look up and you can see the tower on the Israeli side of the border studded with communication antennas constantly monitoring activity on the Lebanese side. You can only walk as far as the entrance to the Israeli border crossing, but you can't walk over to Lebanon regardless of what nation's passport you may hold. On a recent Saturday morning this attraction was full of Israeli couples and families enjoying a nice day's outing, most not giving a thought as to how they are located within a war zone where as recently as 2006 a real shooting war raged all around here. An Israeli soldier guarding the border said we shouldn't be concerned about Hezbollah rockets there, because their trajectory from where they are fired inside Lebanon would take them much farther south than the border. Oh, that's good....
Written November 9, 2012
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Tyler S
North Bellmore, NY19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Friends
Went to the Grattos from Tel Aviv. The trip took 2 hours on the highway. The views from the top are breathtaking and the cable car down is a fun experience. You will get a little wet from the rough waves breaking on the rocks. The army was more present in the area, but it wasn't anything to worry about.
Written April 22, 2018
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Judy D
Knoxville, TN52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Family
I visited the grotto in December and throughly enjoyed my visit. The sea was very rough during our visit. So we really got to see the waves crashing into the rocks. Beautiful grotto with amazing sea views. You take a cable car down to the grotto and can spend as much time there as you want. They offer a film on the history of the grotto. You could see easily see this in an hour. There are nice places to ride bikes around the grotto, but this was not available to do in the winter.
Written January 8, 2018
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Glenn Gaslin
Los Angeles, CA26 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Family
This place is pretty cool, but doesn’t need to make your top 10 for Things to Do in Israel. There are more beautiful places, more natural experiences and more historically rich sites. But these grottos are unique and worth a visit if you’re in the area.

There are three neat things here:

1. The grottos, naturally gorgeous caves filled will inexplicable holes and magical light and rough water, right where the rocks meet the Mediterranean. It’s a fairly short walk through these, so take your time.

2. The cable car. The only way down to the grottos is a super short, super steep cable car ride.

3. The proximity to Lebanon. These rocks are absolutely right on the northern border of Israel, and you can walk through the old train tunnel that once connected Jerusalem, Beirut and even down to the Sinai. Interesting piece of recent history.
Written July 11, 2017
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EEyoree
Georgia25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Couples
We took a tram down the the level of the tunnel. The intro movie in the tunnel gave a very interesting feeling. The walk into the Grottoes is dark and slippery, but worth the trip. The first view of the pool is breath taking. Hearing the bats in the background not so much.Took the tram back to the entrance of the park. The Lebanon border is near by so you see a lot of military equipment.
Written July 14, 2014
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B J
Haifa, Israel281 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Family
The grottoes at Rosh Hanikra are indeed beautiful, and can be good fun for kids -- especially the cable car ride (which is very brief). However, I would point out that in a country filled with historical, spiritual, and natural uniqueness, there are so many places to visit and spends one's time and money, that I just don't think these grottoes should be described as anything spectacularly unusual -- one can find these kinds of grottoes in other countries. If you are having a leisurely trip around the Galilee, then by all means, invest some time here; or if you are a local family looking for things to do with the kids, then definitely stop by here. But if you are constrained for time, then I think that time is better spent either exploring Acre (15-20 minutes to the south), or hiking in the hills of the Galilee (such as the ruins of Montfort castle, not that far from Rosh Hanikra). For locals, consider this option: come to the grottoes for one of the summer music concerts -- that way you get to hear good music outdoors, with the white cliffs in the background, and see the grottoes at night; and you don't waste precious daylight travel time.
One last note: if you are a transport freak, then this place has special interest -- the grottoes are adjacent to the tunnels that connected the Palestine railroad to Lebanon during the British Mandate -- and you can walk through the tunnels a good ways. That is pretty cool for train buffs.
Written June 2, 2014
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Bilge S
San Francisco, CA831 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2012 • Friends
Interesting place. It is nothing only as one single grottos or cable car etc. but when they all come together as grottos, cable car, elephant foot, Mediterranean Sea, Lebanon border etc. these make this place quite a thing.
Take one day and enjoy it.
Written December 6, 2012
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