As stated on Wikipedia: “Rosh HaNikra (…Hebrew: ראש הנקרה, “head of the grottos”) is a geological formation in Israel, located on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, in the Western Gailee. It is a white chalk cliff face which opens up into spectacular grottos.
The Rosh HaNikra grottos are cavernous tunnels formed by sea action on the soft chalk rock. The total length is some 200 metres. They branch off in various directions with some interconnecting segments. In the past, the only access to them was from the sea and experienced divers were the only ones capable of visiting. Today a cable car takes visitors down to see the grottos…”
Although I have been to see the grottos several times, visitors to our home are encouraged by us to see these beautiful works of nature. Of course, we accompany them. Luckily I never get tired of taking in the majesty and splendor of these rare formations.
The 12 minute film gives the history, fables and facts about the animal and sea life of this area and each time it appears that I am learning something new even though I watch the film each time I visit.
at the left of the above photo you can see one of the cable cars that has just arrived at the bottom of the incline
Tourists all like to have their photos taken at this border — a reminder of how close, no matter where you are in this tiny country of Israel, that you are on the border of another country.
Here, near the crevice in the cliff, are perched a dove and a pigeon.
Because the pathway through the caverns winds around, sometimes lower and sometimes higher, we could see another tourist at a different point on the pathway towards the top of this photo.
Flowers on the way to the film room in a cave.
There are picnic facilities at the grottos and it is possible to rent bicycles and motorized rickshaws to tour the coastline.