The tumultuous border between Israel and Lebanon comes to an appropriately rugged and foreboding head at Rosh HaNikra, where jagged cliffs plunge into the sea and waves crash into a series of grottoes. The 10km road from Nahariya ends at the Rosh HaNikra Tourist Centre (04-985 7109; www.rosh-hanikra.com) from where a cable car (adult/child 40/32NIS; 8.30am-4pm Sep-Mar, 8.
With its sea views, wind chimes, outdoor cafés, galleries and laid-back atmosphere, Old Jaffa is something of a mini-holiday getaway for Tel Avivans. But it wasn’t always so. For around 4000 years, while Tel Aviv was nothing more than sand dunes, it was Jaffa that stood as one of the great ports of the Mediterranean Sea.