Glimpses of Israel - Rosh Hanikra

Rosh Hanikra is a popular tourist destination situated on the Mediterranean coast, in the north-west of Israel. Depending on the season and time of day the views, especially sunsets, from Rosh Hanikra can be stunning. On a calm day the coastline looking south toward Haifa is spectacular, while the views from the two cable cars toward Galilee are simply breathtaking. The white cliffs and grottos of Rosh Hanikra are likewise striking.

During the British Mandate era of 1917 to 1948, two tunnels were built and a railway, providing a link from Egypt to Europe at Rosh Hanikra. The construction project brought together over 10,000 labourers including Australians, New Zealanders, South Africans and locals. The railroad was used during the Second World War to transport troops and ammunitions. However, the northern end of the tunnel is blocked and no longer in use, while from the tunnel's southern end, the Little Train follows the original route taking tourists and holiday makers down to the beach at Achziv.

Today, tourists from all over the world are enjoying the sights and scenes at Rosh Hanikra.