Caesarea National Park

22.05.2019

This is by far one of Israel’s most important and impressive archaeological sites and a “must visit” for anyone who has ever dreamed of a place that magically combines glorious Roman and Crusader-era ruins, breathtaking sunsets, beautiful beaches and stunning scenery.

מנו גרינשפן קיסריה (55).jpg Caesarea National Park. Photo Credit: Manu Grinspan

If you are in Israel Caesarea National Park is a must-see.

This is by far one of Israel’s most important and impressive archaeological sites and a “must visit” for anyone who has ever dreamed of a place that magically combines glorious Roman and Crusader-era ruins, breathtaking sunsets, beautiful beaches and stunning scenery. Add to that the fact it is located a mere 40 min. drive from Tel Aviv (approx.) and you got yourselves an unforgettable family trip day. It is also every history buff and photography lover pure definition of heaven so don’t forget to bring your camera!

Located right off the coast of the Mediterranean, it was built by the great builder Herod 2000 years ago (now in ruins) and is considered by many as one of Israel’s great archaeological treasures. Beside it’s beautiful, sweeping views of the Mediterranean, this site has many points of interest for you and your family to explore and enjoy: superb Roman Era ruins, the restored Caesarea massive Roman amphitheater (where 2000 years ago the citizens of Caesarea were entertained. you can even climb all the way to the top!), the Hippodrome (where spectators would come to see gladiators), the Reef Palace (the remains of Herod’s palace and a great vantage point from which to see the beauty of Caesarea today), the Bath Complex, fabulous and perfectly preserved mosaic floors as well as impressive examples of a Second and Third Crusade citadels.

Caesarea also has an underworld museum where divers can explore the ancient harbor with waterproof maps! On top of that there are also Cafes, restaurants, beach bars etc. which makes Caesarea National park a place for everyone, to come over and over again.