This small cave is an interesting place. It's sacred to people of both Jewish, Christian, Muslim and Druze religions, and we've heard different myths and folktales being told about the cave. You can see people (mostly women) of different religions and cultures come there to pray, mainly for good health and for fertility, so even if you're not a spiritual person, it's a very interesting place for people-watching. A visit to the cave is best combined with a walk on the hillside with breathtaking views, all the way down from Stella Maris: After a visit to te Carmelite Monastery, cross the road and look for the beginning of the path (it's an unmarked path, so look carefully). It will lead you down the mountain to a tiny round chapel called the Holy Family Chapel (nowadays closed). In spring the path is full of flowers, and the views of the Haifa Bay are breathtaking. Continue from the chapel down, eventually you'll get to stairs going down the mountain, they will lead you to Elijah's cave (all in all about an hour's walk). After visiting the cave you can cross the (huge) road (there's a bridge for crossing) and reach the Bat Galim beach, which has a lovely scenic promenade. From the Northern end of the promenade you can take the cablecar (more breathtaking views) all the way up to Stella Maris, where you started. Enjoy!
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