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Rosh Hanikra

Rosh Hanikra is located in Western Galilee on the Mediterranean coast where Israel meets Lebanon. The “head of the grottoes” are a series of tunnels and caves created by the natural bombardment of the elements on the white chalk cliffs. Visitors can take a cable car 64 meters down into the grottoes and follow a path of 200 meters through the caves as the sea laps up against the cliffs. Under the British Mandate the British built a road between Israel and Tyre in Lebanon. Later they decided to link Egypt with Europe via a railway line which ran through a tunnel under the mountain ridge which runs from the east to the cliffs of Rosh Hanikra. The Jewish Hagana blew up the line to prevent arms being smuggled into Israel.

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