Israel/Palestine (525 m) – Biblical Site of the Tomb of Elijah
Mount Carmel is technically small range of mountains stretching along the traditional northern border of Israel. Generally the term Mount Carmel usually specifies that hill related to the sites of the life of the Elijah including the tomb where it is believed the prophet is buried. Because of this Carmel was an important religious site during the latter days of the Northern Kingdom.
According to tradition, Elijah lived on Mount Carmel and built an altar here. He may have also performed his greatest miracle here, calling down the fire upon the priests of Baal. During the Middle Ages, a Catholic monastic order, the Carmelites, was founded here. A Carmelite monastery stands on the mountain to this day. Carmel is also the site of the Shrine of Bab, one of the most sacred places in the Bahai faith.
Mount Carmel is the only major Biblical mountain of Jewish interest located completely within the borders of Israel. It is also immediately next to the city of Haifa, approximately fifty miles north of Tel Aviv, making it extremely safe and accessible. Because of this it is one of the most visited sacred mountains in the Middle East.