Elijah’s Cave is at the base of Haifa’s Cape of Carmel just below the Stella Maris Monastery and the lighthouse. Below the Cave you can continue to the “Museum of Navy and Haapala” and the Israel National Maritime Museum. The cave is accessible from both directions. The main entrance is by Hagana Avenue and Allenby Street in Haifa. Entrance and parking are free. There is a wheel chair accessible path up to the candle burning area as well as the rest room.s
If you choose to walk down Mt. Carmel and perch on one of those old World War II bunkers, you will be awarded with a spectacular view of the Mediterranean, Tel Shikmona and the National Institute of Oceanography. You will also pass by the Chapel of the Holy Family
Multi-faith Holy Site
Various caves on Mount Carmel have been identified as Elijah’s Cave. The cave is considered holy by Jews, Christians and Moslems. At least here there is unity. People come here to pray, celebrate a circumcision or give a three-year-old boy his first hair cut. Jewish tradition holds to this cave a solution to various ailments, especially those of the mind.
Inside the women’s’ section of the cave you can see an ancient pictograph of the menorah.