Close your eyes and imagine a fleet of Roman ships anchored at the docks, overflowing with gold and spices. Picture the merchants examining fabulous fabrics and negotiating for goods. See the Roman Legion officers in their shining uniforms surrounded by beautiful adoring women. Imagine King Herod, the visionary of the largest port in the eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea, welcoming Emperor Augustus to cut the ribbon…
Now, open your eyes and look at the blue sea and the turquoise gulf with massive curved rocks remaining from the famous port shining just under the surface of the water. Children playing on the golden sandy beach are completely oblivious to the historical significance of their playground.
Tourists enjoy lunch in restaurants that carry names such as “Crusaders” and “Herod “” while brides and grooms are seen taking their wedding photos on the lush green lawnsThe sun is setting and you are about to take in a memorable concert to be heard in the nearby 2000-year old Roman amphitheater.
Located half way in between Haifa and Tel Aviv, Caesarea is a must see for everyone. The perfect triad of beauty, history and culture, what more could you ask for?