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Crusaders' Castle of Atlit

End of Rt #721, Atlit, Israel
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Stunning, no access but there is a Crusaders Cemetery next door

We stayed in Pina Balev, a top class boutique hotel in Rosh Pina, and came for a day's excursion... read more

Reviewed December 22, 2017
London, United Kingdom
Beautiful but can't get to it from land

The fort is beautiful from afar, and next to a nice beach. You can't get in the fort, but there is... read more

Reviewed November 23, 2017
Atlanta, Georgia
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  • Excellent14%
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  • Average35%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible7%
Nov 23, 2017
“Beautiful but can't get to it from land”
Mar 12, 2017
“Amazing looking fortress that you cant visit”
End of Rt #721, Atlit, Israel
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Reviewed December 22, 2017

We stayed in Pina Balev, a top class boutique hotel in Rosh Pina, and came for a day's excursion into Haifa. We visited the Detainees Cap Museum and when we saw the fortress we drove to it. This is a truly stunning fortress surrounded by...More

Thank LondonTraveller848
Reviewed November 23, 2017 via mobile

The fort is beautiful from afar, and next to a nice beach. You can't get in the fort, but there is a cemetery with 1700 graves next to the beach you can walk around. Worth 30 minutes if you're in Alit or visiting Moshe Sneh.

Thank Millet02
Reviewed March 12, 2017

I logged in this site when i planned to visit Acre, upon arriving we found out it was surrounded by a naval base and so was permanently closed, what a shame. you can still take pictures from the nearby shore.

1  Thank Bashar T
Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

One of those great beaches in which you walk and very quickly you find yourself alone. Grear waves for surfinf, sand is deep and the vews of the crusaders castle are fantastic. The northern beaches are also an alternative spot for nudism, if you are...More

Thank Nicolas W
Reviewed April 4, 2016

The bay of Atlit was inhabitated since the Iron Age,The Crusaders castle CHATEAU PELERIN,(Castelum Peregrinorium) was built by the Templars and pilgrims innagurated 1218,governed by the King of Jerusalem,Jhan De Breyen,a pefect example of European Crusaders Military Architecture.On1291 after Ako was occupied by the Moslems,the...More

1  Thank airport2015
Reviewed January 12, 2014

Since the castel is a military area, the public can get only a distant view. Once you turn off RT #721 towards Atlit and pass the first Gas station on your right, there is a small picnic area shaded by trees called "Hurshat Limor". From...More

3  Thank Giora_I_L
Reviewed April 13, 2012

If you're into crusader castles this is a must, but the visit entails coordination with security forces.

2  Thank JackP47
Reviewed January 1, 2012

However, the nearby bay is a nice and peaceful beach (No Lifeguard!!).

4  Thank Ofer_of_Haifa
Reviewed October 27, 2011

The castle can only be seen from afar since it is located in a restricted area. The surrounding area can be visited while trekking in trails around the shore and the beaches north to Atlit.

6  Thank Skipper_il_a
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