Photo by Itamar Grinberg / Israeli Ministry of Tourism
Descend to See Stunning Blue GrottoesRunning along Israel’s northern coast in western Galilee, the beautiful white chalk cliffs of Rosh HaNikra (which means “head of the grottoes” in Hebrew) provide a host of fun activities. Visitors can ride a steep cable car from the top of the cliffs 200 feet down to the sea, and explore the caves, which were formed over millennia of wave and wind erosion. The Rosh HaNikra grottoes are open year round and are dramatically lit at night. A 656-foot walking track takes you through the grottoes, where fruit bats, rock pigeons, swallows, and pudgy little mammals called hyrax make their home.