“Elijah’s Cave” in Haifa is the traditional site where prophet Elijah hid during his journey into the wilderness (I Kings 19:9). The site use to be holy for both Jews, Christians, Muslims, and Druze, but today mostly religious Jews visit the site. It is 14.5 by 8 m deep and 5 m high, and bears many intriguing carvings of Greek names of visitors to the site from centuries ago. In the 17th century the Carmelites tried buying the plot of the cave, but failing to get the Ottomans apporoval they settled in a higher spot where they identified another cave as the “Cave of Elijha”, and eventually built a moastery above it (Stella Maris ).
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Points of Interest in the Area
|Bahaian Terraced Gardens|
|Day Tour to Caesarea and Haifa|