PIRIM at Aviel & Amikam
In the near North, just by Hadera & Zichron-Yaacov, there's a special
site of interest. It's a huge underground system of tunnels conducting water
from the Menashe mountains to the capital of the Roman Empire in Israel:
The system is dozens of kilometers long, and includes underground reservoirs
and tunnels, vertical shafts (PIRIM), springs, wells, open aquaducts, large
pools and long bridges. One of these bridges can be seen from TLV-Haifa road
The system was discovered some years ago by the Youth Groups of the Nature
Preservation Association (HEVRA LEHAGANAT HATEVA).
What is there to see ? The most enjoyable experiences are the tunnels. You
can take your kids with you, minimum height for the kid is ~120cm.
There are 3 sites:
PIR SNUNIT. Only for real crazy and thin people...
PIRIM near Ein Avi. Just great !!! Not for babies or nudnik wives...
PIRIM near "Ukafim Lohatim". For babies and for nudnik wives...
How to get there:
I will explain how to get to the second site: Between Aviel & A'mikam,
near the road, to the north, there's a modern system of decks, right by the
antique one. There you will find holes in the white side of the hill. You
may enter the second one and get out of the fourth or fifth one.
A little closer to A'mikam, there's a place (pub? bar? donkey center?) called
Ukafim Lohatim. 20m before that there are two PIRIM, and you may get in with
all your family and enjoy.
This is specially fit for kids who want excitement...