Caesarea Travel Guide

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Caesarea Things to Do

  • Diving in Caesarea

    We all know that the Dutch are the world’s champions in drying seas, but was it their invention? Definitely not! When Herod was building his city he wanted everything to be luxurious, and so had to be the harbor. For this purpose he had to start building in the water. Even then the Roman technique of hydraulic concrete already existed and huge...

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  • The beautiful "Bird Mosaic" floor

    This is the beautiful "Bird Mosaic" floor; its size is 14.5m x 16m and it is located on a hilltop, some 500 m outside the city wall of Byzantine Caesarea. The "Bird Mosaic" is believed to be the remains of a villa from the Byzantine period (the second half of the 6th century-first half of the 7th century CE). From the plan of the parts that were...

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  • Golf Club

    The only golf club in Israel. This sport is not that popular here, so if you're into it, this is your place.

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  • Mosaics in Commercial and Administrative...

    In the commercial and administrative are you will find some nice mosaics, which are worth to be seen. Keep your eyes open in the ruins for them!

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  • The Aqueduct

    At the beach north of the Caesarea National Park you will find the remains of the Aqueduct bringing water to the city. This was necessary as there were no other sources available here. So water had to be transported over kilometers from far away into town. If you have time you can bring your beach stuff with you and stay here for some time.

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  • Harbour

    The harbour had a 400 meter long outer quay, an inner quay and an area where the boats could set the anchor. It was built during the rule of Herod and made Caesarea an important town. Nowadays not much is seen above the surface, but for divers it is possible to visit the remains hidden under water.There is a diving center. If interested try the...

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Caesarea Restaurants

  • Koya's onion soup should not be missed

    Okay this is NOT a restaurant that you will stumble over as you wander the streets of Caesarea....you ask why not, well because it is NOT in Caesarea, it is in the industrial zone a few kilometers away. Now you ask how did I find it, well I didn't, I got directions from a friend and now you have them also. This is a small workaday restaurant, not...

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  • heavenly Bistro in Caesarea

    Golf Bistro ( right at the entrance to the golf club) in the middle of Caesarea.great food,lunch deals & amazing desserts too ! very french but lite !don't miss the breakfast,they bake their own bread,freas salad & goat cheese. sit on the porch... amazing way to start your day.resnable prices too !!!the chef is a very talented guy.enjoy...

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  • A Gem in the Industrial area

    In the northern industrial area of Caesarea you will find a nice restaurant called Koya.The place is lovely with a good service and good food. I ordered Onion soup that was very good and Hamburger that was excellent.The meat was made exactly as i wanted , the fries were good and not too salty or greasy.

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Caesarea Nightlife

  • Restaurants by the sea

    Near the Old fortress there are a few restaurants and cafes. sitting there at night can be very lovely ... just to smell the sea feel the breez and enjoy the special sorrounding.

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  • Concerts by the sea

    Its been many years now that this Amphi theatre being used for concerts. Many of the famose names in the world has been preformed there and also Many of the most famose Local artists.Its Location is so great just a few meters from the Sea therefore it can be great to see a concerts there in the summer, to Listen to a great music enjoy the breez...

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Caesarea Transportation

  • Getting to Caesarea by Public...

    There used to be no public bus service to the Caesarea Archaeological Park; The nearest town to Caesarea is Or-Akiva. Bus # 921 goes from the central bus station in Tel-Aviv to Or-Akiva (60 km, 96 minute bus ride, NIS 24.5 only). From Or-Akiva one needs to take a taxi to the Caesarea National Archaeological Park. The price is about NIS 30 one...

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  • Caesarea National Park from Jerusalem

    This is an easy and delightful day trip from Jerusalem Central Bus Station. Bus Number 947 leaving at 8:30am arrives at 10:30am for 66 NIS return trip. Get off at Or Akiva at Highway 2, walk back to cross the tunnel under the highway. Follow the signs to Caesarea - walk straight to toward the Mediterranean Coast toward the old Port City. Use the...

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  • Walk

    This place is not very big place and you can't enter with your car so you have to walk.

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Caesarea Shopping

  • Caesarea - Draydel House

    The owner is a second generation ceramicists that works with diffrent and irregular techniques.He creates alot of jewish crafts like draydels'menorahs seder-plates,havdallah sets,mezzuzahs and more.

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  • The art of glass

    In this Store you can find lots of glass Arts, many kinds of special glasses and many other kind of souveniers from Caesarea or Israel in General.

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Caesarea Warnings and Dangers

  • Stones and Ruins

    Don't try to remove stones from their place or climb the ruins.It can be very dangerous.

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  • The wall

    Don't try to climb the wall or jump from the wall it is very dangerous and you could injure yourself.

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Caesarea Tourist Traps

  • The tower of time

    The tower of time is a museum inside Caesarea.Here you can see about old times with an animated movie , presentation and characters from the history of the place.To my opinion it is boring - the only thing that i like was the animated movie - a ten minutes movie with beautiful images of the old city - the port , life. Go and see the animated...

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  • Food price

    Because it is a touristic place you will find also that the food prices are expensive. Buy at the Kiosk water or something or bring food with you and eat later in another place.

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Caesarea What to Pack

  • Camera

    This is a very beautiful place and the color of the water is amazing.You should bring a camera and take a lot of pictures.I brought my new Olympus c-765UZ Digital camera for a test.

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  • Bathing suit

    There is a nice beach in here and you can also dive if you want so bring a bathing suit.

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Caesarea Off The Beaten Path

  • En Hod

    En Hod is a small village very close to Caesarea and Zichron Yaakov.This is an artists village with many statues everywhere , beautiful houses , small and narrow streets and beautiful view to the Mediterranean Sea.

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  • Nahal Taninim

    Nahal taninim (The english meaning is alligators stream) is a nice and peaceful place north to Caesarea and 10-15 minutes driving from there.Although the name of the place is alligators stream the last alligator was seen here in 1907.You should pay something like 18 nis to enter the place and a visit is between 1-2 hours.

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  • Rabin Lights Power station

    The power station in Hadera is very close to Caesarea.You can visit the place and learn about israel's electricity company.

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Caesarea Sports & Outdoors

  • golfing at caesarea

    if u cant have a vacation with no golf ...well i think caesarea is the only place with golf. (maybe there is another 1 somewhere but there arnt many....)anyway golf while u can :-)

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  • Golf in Caesarea

    One of the most famous golf courses in Israel is located in Caesarea.Outside the old town you will find it.

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  • Caesarea - Fish in the port

    Although Caesarea is not a fishing place , there is a nice port with the option to fish there.

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Caesarea Favorites

  • Dor Haboniem area

    That is Rob, risking his neck to look over the cliff into the "Blue Hole" as they have labeled this cleft in the rocks along the Dor Haboniem seashore. You can actually go down into it and stand on a shelf above the water and listen to the action of the waves.Nathalie and Zohara found a shallow cove to wade in.A small cove where I took the photos...

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  • Dor Haboniem shells

    Here at Dor Haboniem beach I enjoy wading the shallows and looking for shells almost as much as I enjoy swimming. Most shells are partially destroyed by the time they make it to the shore for you to find, but occassionally you do find the perfect one. The next three photos shows the erosion caused by wave action on the cliffsides along the...

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  • Dor Haboniem Beaches

    Head just north of Caesarea to arrive at the Dor Haboniem beach area. You can see a short section of the beach and one of the small camping areas provided. The water is clean and they also have several more protected areas where kids can swim safely. For some reason this nature preserve is not listed on VT.

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