Caesarea National Park, Caesarea

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Swim, dine, shop, and explore layers of civilizations built, destroyed, and rebuilt over thousands of years at Caesarea National Park, an archeological treasure of the Mediterranean. The park, harbor, and beach offer many points of interest, including spectacular excavation sites surrounded by impressive crusader walls and a multimedia performance show. Explore the mosaics, marble sculptures, and balustrades of this ancient prosperous port built more than 2,000 years ago. Other attractions here include an aqueduct, golf club, public and private beach, amphitheater, and hippodrome. Located on the Tel Aviv-Haifa highway near Kibbutz Sdot Yam, the park provides wheelchair access to some of its main highlights. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Caesarea holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Caesarea National Park and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • As a licensed tour guide, Caesarea is always on my itinerary. Built by Herod the Great over 2000 years ago, Caesarea has the proof to show just how important a city it was in the ancient world. There ...  more »
  • We visited Caesarea on our tour of Israel. While the history is interesting, the Med here is absolutely beautiful. We have seen the Med from other places in Israel and Italy but this view is the best ...  more »
  • it has most of what you see in roman cities. hippodrome, theatre, marble baths, city walls, and a lovely harbour  more »
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  • Well worth your time to visit if you're at all interested in the history of ancient Israel. Herod needed a port on the Mediterranean so he built one. There are ruins both original and reconstructed dating back to the time of Herod. There is also section from the time of the Crusaders. Largest, the town that grew up around the port was a major trading City that included more than 100,000 people. There's also a beach where you can swim and a restaurant overlooking the sea. Check in advance as to when they have chores in English.
  • The ruins look more impressive immersed in the sunset glow and more mysterious at night. There is a huge parking area that can get filled up quickly on busy days. There is a nice view that can be enjoyed from the restaurants. I was there for a wedding, and the food served was partly traditional and delicious.
  • If somebody still doesn't know... This place is more style rather than largest concert auditorium... For top level of Israeli artists performing there I expect more comfort for spectators... Don't forget a pillow for your bottom part, another for your back is recommend as well. And no heels, of cause!
  • Good historical place to see. We spent there 3 hours in a sunny day and it was time well spent. There are several restaurants that you can eat in, great sea. There is a huge parking lot out side. Take into account that you need to pay entry fee.
  • Great site to visit. It's good to know that the video played near the Roman theatre entrance is the same as the video played in the museum near the shops. Decent restaurants. Shops are touristy which is logical. Awesome history. Can easily spend 4 hours or more here.
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