Apollonia National Park, Herzliya

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Surrounding the remains of a 13th-century Crusader fortress, Apollonia National Park offers hiking and picnic opportunities, as well as panoramic views of an ancient Roman villa and the Mediterranean coast. The clifftop ruins, encircled by a wide dry moat, include a collection of genuine ballistae projectiles. The first settlers on the site were Phoenicians in the 6th century BCE, but the earliest remains date back to the Roman period. Take one of the two hiking routes to reach the top: the one for experienced hikers follows the ridge of the cliff, while the other is wheelchair- and stroller-accessible. Plan to see Apollonia National Park and other attractions that appeal to you using our Herzliya trip itinerary app .
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  • The review of 4 stars is for the view mostly. The archeological site is ok. The crusader Keep is nice but I have been to better. We are well versed on the history but if you are only going by the pamp...  more »
  • The Appollonia National Park is located on the outskirts of Herzilia and is interesting for a one-hour or so visit, if you like walking and are interested in history. It is easy to walk around as they...  more »
  • North of the current city of Herzliya was founded in antiquity a Phoenician city, which took the name of Apollonia in Hellenistic and Roman times. There are more great thing. But imposing ruins of the fortress of the Crusaders (12th-13th s.) continue to dominate the sea from the cliff. Taken by the Mamluks in 1265, the castle is then abandoned and dismantled. It's a beautiful walk with magnificent sea views. NB: Leave to protect themselves from the Sun as there is no shade.
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