Northern Mediterranean Coast
Control of the coast meant controlling the sea passages and the trade to and from Europe. This stretch of land saw many foreign invaders who build strongholds on the coast. The Phoenicians, to the Chashmonaim, the the Romans, Muslims, Crusaders, Turks, and British all made history here, and left their mark.
Come explore its beauty and hear its story.
Start with a breathtaking panoramic view of the coast and the descend via the cable car to explore the underground caves formed by centuries of wave crashing against the beautiful cliffs.
Built as a gift to Rome by wicked King Hurdus, this magnificent port was one of the greatest engineering feats of its time. See the old Roman amphitheater, the hippodrome. Caesarea is a flashpoint city which sparked the Jewish revolt against Rome, saw the killing of Rebbi Akiva and was home to the greatest of Amoraim Yeshivos, right under the noses of the Roman government.
Once home to great Amoraim, eventually becoming a Crusader capital. During this period the Baalei Tosfos and the Ramban had a great Yeshiva there. Later the Turks and Jews fended off Napoleon sending him home empty handed in his quest to dominate the Middle East. See the British prison where Israeli's were executed, Crusader fortresses, and the walls that fended of Napoleon.