- Places to Explore
- Travel Tips
- Fodor's Choice
Rosh Hanikra Review
The dramatic white cliffs on the coast signal both Israel's border with Lebanon and the sea grottoes of Rosh Hanikra. Even before you get in line for the steep two-minute ride down to the grottoes on the Austrian-made cable car, take a moment to absorb the stunning view back down the coast. Bring binoculars. Still clearly visible is the route of the railway line, now mostly a dirt road, built by the British through the hillside in 1943 to extend the Cairo–Tel Aviv–Haifa line to Beirut. (You are now much closer to Beirut than to Jerusalem.) After the descent, you can see the 12-minute audiovisual presentation called The Sea and the Cliff.
The incredible caves beneath the cliff have been carved out by relentless waves pounding away at the white chalky rock for countless centuries. Footpaths inside the cliff itself lead from one huge cave to another, while the sound of waves—and the squeeling of fruit bats—echoes off the water-sprayed walls. Huge bursts of seawater plunge into pools at your feet (behind protective rails). It's slippery, so hang on to the children.
Fodor's Trip Planning Ideas
- Fodor's Go List 2014: Where we are going in 2014
- World Cup Fever: Start planning your trip to Brazil!
- Fodor's 100 Hotel Awards: Check out the winners of 2013
- Weekend Getaways: Fodor's Recommends the Best Weekend Escapes in the US
- Great American Vacation: Find Your Next U.S. Trip with Fodor's
- 80 Degrees: Fodor's Helps You Find Your Best Beach Vacation Spots
- Best of Europe: Fodor's Picks the Best Places to Visit in Europe
My first day in Israel, (Tel Aviv on a Saturday), was pretty quiet. Read more
This is a trip report describing a two week vacation in Israel and Jordan (one week per country). Read more
I was wondering if I could ask for advice regarding accommodation and sightseeing on a trip I am taking to Israel with a group of 9 other work colleagues on a business/personal trip.
Our itinerary Read more
· News & Features
Wine connoisseurs take note: Norwegian Cruise Line has partnered with the Michael Mondavi Family Estate ... Read more
Got cabin fever?... Read more
Finding an affordable, stylish hotel in Manhattan is a challenge.... Read more