Caesarea National Park
The Caesarea National Park is one of Israel’s most popular and most beautiful historical sites. Located on the Mediterranean Sea Coast, the Caesarea National Park features centuries of history showing the many different periods of Hellenistic, Phoenician, Hasmonean and Roman rule. The city was continually razed and rebuilt as each new sovereign leader came to power.
Today, the Caesarea National Park offers visitors the chance to see remnants of each of these periods while walking alongside the sparkling Mediterranean waters. Visit the ancient Roman city built on the site by King Herod. See sections of the port, royal palace, city streets, bath house, and temples which are all on display. Enjoy walking through the hippodrome, a large gladiator stadium that allows guests to imagine ancient horse races and athletic competitions as they once were. Experience the large and impressive Roman Amphitheater. Regular concerts and events are held in this historic venue and it is one of the favored locations for local artists and festivals to perform.
The Caesarea National Park is adjacent to Caesarea Port which is filled with restaurants, art galleries, private event halls, souvenir shops and interactive multimedia programs which provide guests with a complete picture of Caesarea’s rich history. A diving center is also open nearby, as well as a public beach for swimming and bathing.
The Caesarea National Park is open April through September from 8 am until 6 pm; in October through March the site closes at 4 pm. The park is open seven days a week. Private guided tours are available through the Caesarea National Park office. There is an entrance fee for admission into the Caesarea National Park.