Thus Yosef Ben Matityahu (Josephus Flavius) describes Caesarea, the magnificent city built by King Herod, in his book "The Wars of the Jews".
The Theater site
The Hippodrome site
The Old City and Port
The Sculptures Park east of the siteActivities for the General Public
Status: the Caesarea National Park was declared in 1968.
Reason for the declaration: the Caesarea Antiquities National Park presents a cultural continuity of 2,500 years of history, and therefore it is a site of national and international importance. The site preserves values of nature, landscape and historic legacy, and cultivates them for the coming generations.
Location in Israel: on the Mediterranean coast, close to the town of Caesarea.
How to get there: Close to the Coastal Road, near Caesarea, Sedot Yam, and west of Or Akiva.
Can be reached from the Coastal Road via the intersection near the "Orot Rabin" power station and from the old road as above, or via Or Akiva.
Length of tour: One to three hours.
Recommended season: All year round.
What else is there?
Wedding/Bar Mitzva ceremonies:For particulars press here.
The entrance to the Park is closed one hour before the times given below: May - August:Sundays thru Thursdays and Shabbat: 8:00 - 18:00Fridays and eves of religious festivals the site is closed at 16:00September - October:Sundays thru Thursdays and Shabbat: 8:00 - 17:00Fridays and eves of religious festivals the site is closed at 16:00November - April:Sundays thru Thursdays and Shabbat: 8:00 - 16:00Fridays and eves of religious festivals the site is closed at 15:00On the eves of Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur and Pesach: 8:00 - 13:00
Telephone: 04-6267080Fax: 04-6262056
Adult - NIS 39; Child - NIS 24Student - NIS 33Group (over 30 persons): Adults- NIS 35; Children- NIS 22The Caesarea National Park and the audio-visual displays - all in one ticket!
In the Caesarea National Park, adaptations to make the site accessible to people with disabilities are being made. Adaptations currently in place include: