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Caesarea Maritima

Caesarea TheatreCaesarea “Maritima” (Latin: “Caesarea on the sea”) was founded by King Herod “the Great”  in the year 25 BCE, and was a major city up to the Crusaders period. 

Herods palace caesareaToday Caesarea is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Israel, and its rich finds include impressive remains of its ancient Port  (and its archaeological Display ),  a Nymphaeum , a new museum, a Crusaders Gate , the Byzantine “Praetoriuma Bathouse  a “Hippo-Stadiuma Latrine an Herodian Palace  (including possible site of Paul’s Prison ), and an impressive Theatre .

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In the vicinity of the site are also the remains of a Roman era aqueduct The “Birds Mosaic” , a Talmudic era Synagogue ,  Rabbi Abbahu Tomb mark in Caesarea , a “Byzantine Street,  a Hippodrome , an Archaelogical Museum  in the nearby kibbutz, where there is also a museum in memory of Hannah Senesh , and  Caesarea Ralli Museum.

My Friends, Sergio and Rhoda, Presenting Caesarea


The ancient city of Caesarea Maritima was built by Herod the Great about 25-13 BCE as a major port. It served as an administrative center of Judaea Province of the Roman Empire, and later as the capital of the Byzantine Palaestina Prima province.

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Points of Interest in the Area

 caesarea segway tour Caesarea on Segways!
  Atlit Detainee Camp
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caesarea arch jump Day tour of Caesarea and Haifa

Book a Private Tour to Caesarea

Caesarea is located between Tel-Aviv   and Haifa  and takes about 2-5 hours to explore.

Since I only offer full day tours, I recommend to contact me for a proposal of a full day tour of Caesarea and Haifa, or Caesarea and Tel-Aviv