The Mount Carmel with an area of more than 30km² is located in Israel. It is considered one of the most beautiful places in the country.

A very large part of this area is naturally decorated with a forest of trees, flowers and luxuriant vegetation.

Many hikers come with family for leisure activities and throughout the year welcomes many visitors and tourists.

The Mount Carmel is not really elevated, it reaches about 540 meters above sea level, and extends south from Zikhron Yaakov, to the north to the Bay of Haifa containing one of the largest ports in the world, and considered as the third largest city of Israel, and the Jezreel Valley to the east.

Many pilgrimage sites are to be visited in this region, see the table below.

Site name Old Testament Hellenistic New Testament Josephus Flavius Roman, Byzantine, Arabic Crusader Mamelukes, Turks
Baha'i Shrine and Gardens *
Church of the Holy Heart * *
St. Elias Cathedral of the Melkite Catholic *
Stella Maris Carmelite Monastery * * *
Tel Shiqmonah


Carmel 360 Holy places