Mei Kedem Park Alona Water Tunnels
Mei Kedem, which means Ancient Water, is situated in Park Alona near the base of the Carmel Mountains. It is a an ancient underground tunnel, built by the Romans about 2,000 years ago to bring water from springs near the Carmel Mountains to Caesarea the Roman Capital in Israel. A group of Romans were placed every 50 meters and told to dig a tunnel until they reached the next group. This way the water tunnels were built quite quickly and supplying the city of Caesarea with plentiful water. Further down this route is the Caesarea Aqueduct.
Visitors walk through Mei Kedem Park Alona underground tunnel in the water. The height of the water is between 1 to 2 feet high. Enjoy a movie about the site and a guided tour which lasts about 45 minutes to one hour. Best to have a flashlight, a change of clothes and water shoes!
- CategoryAction & Adventure, Boating & Water Sports, Hiking
- LocationHaifa-Carmel, Northern Mediterranean Coast