Caesarea National Park
Meet Israel’s Ancient Harbor City: Unearth History, Experience Beauty
Nestled along Israel’s Mediterranean coastline, Caesarea National Park beckons travelers from around the world to step back in time. Once a bustling port city, today’s Caesarea offers a harmonious blend of ancient ruins, modern amenities, and natural beauty. Whether you’re a history enthusiast, a nature lover, or simply seeking a unique travel experience, Caesarea promises a journey through time and culture.
Caesarea, named in honor of Augustus Caesar, stands as a testament to Israel’s rich and diverse history. Established over two millennia ago, this ancient city has seen the rise and fall of empires, each leaving its indelible mark on the landscape. From Roman amphitheaters to Crusader fortifications, every stone and pathway tells a story.
The city’s strategic location made it a coveted port and trade hub, connecting the East and West. Today, while the bustling trade ships have long since departed, the echoes of merchants, soldiers, and scholars can still be felt as one wanders through the ruins.
But Caesarea is not just about the past. Modern amenities, art installations, and vibrant eateries breathe new life into this ancient city, making it a must-visit destination for travelers seeking a blend of history, culture, and relaxation.
Israel’s Ancient Harbor City: Unearth History, Experience BeautyUseful Information
Entrance to the park closes one hour before cited closing timeSummer hours: Sunday–Thursday and Saturday: 17:00 - 08:00 Friday and holiday eves: 16:00 - 08:00 Winter hours: Sunday–Thursday and Saturday: 16:00 - 08:00 Friday and holiday eves: 15:00 - 08:00 Holiday eves: 13:00 - 08:00 Yom Kippur eve: 13:00 - 08:00
On holidays and Saturday we recommend arriving early; entry is on the basis of available space.
The “Caesarea Experience” display (next to the Roman Theater) has not yet been opened to visitors.
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- The Roman Theater area with an accessible
- archeological garden
- site model
- promontory palace
- hippodrome and the beach promenade leading to the port
- the ancient city including ancient monuments
- the visitors’ center
Dogs on leash and with muzzle are allowed in the park, except in the Visitors’ Center.
- Instruction Center
- Bathing and diving beach
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.
Reserving a visit to Israel’s Ancient Harbor City: Unearth History, Experience Beauty
|Adult in group||₪ 33.00|
|Child in group||₪ 20.00|
|Israeli senior citizen||₪ 20.00|
|Subscription – adult||₪ 45.00|
|Subscription – child||₪ 35.00|