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Atlit Crusaders Fortress

Atlit Crusaders Fortress, located about 13 km south of Haifa , was built in 1218 for improving the Crusaders control of the coast of the Holy Land. 

It was built with the participation of many Christian pilgrims, and so was called “Chateau Pelerin“.

It stood effectively against Muslim attacks, and was the last Crusaders stronghold, cleared in 1291.

Unfortunately today Atlit is under military control and is off limits for civilians, but its ancient cemetery is still accesible.


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Points of Interest in the Area

Atlit Detainee Camp