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“Don't be surprised but the ruins are not all authentic...”

Theatre at Caesarea National Park
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Caeserea, Rosh Hanikra and Acre Day Trip from Tel Aviv
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Ranked #2 of 13 things to do in Caesarea
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Reviewed March 7, 2013

We visited Caesarea and went to the national park. When we arrived, the first thing you notice is that the theatre has been redone and has modern rail, smooth stone seats and seat numbers. Here is a video to see for yourself:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4neoP8V2ps

At first we thought that was pretty lame but then as you walk around the rest of the site, you certainly get your fill of ruins. Herod's Palace by the sea, the circus, pillars and statues are all over and each one has a story behind it. I recommend doing a bit of research before coming (ie. quick google search or wiki search) since you will appreciate the history that much more.

Overall, totally worth the visit and we even got over the theatre bit... which is a very prestigious venue for artists, which when you think about it is pretty cool. Imagine performing in a place that has been in use for 2000 years.

Hope you enjoy the visit!

Thank GC D
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Caesarea has wonderful mosiacs, a great amphitheater, excellent informative architectural signs, and much to see. Avoid going in the heat of the summer since there are fun paths to explore but not a lot of cover.

Thank RJvacations
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Reviewed January 14, 2013

To say the least everything in Caesarea is on a grand scale -- and it seems to have everything. The perfect place to wander, discover, ponder, admire and learn. Its setting by the Mediterranean Sea adds to its beauty. One could almost imagine what it must have been like in its heyday.

Near the ticket booth is a copy of the famous Pontius Pilate inscription, the only evidence that he actually existed.

The site is spread out along a 3km stretch of the Mediterranean Coast and easy to navigate as it is well labelled and sign-posted.

The main Crusader city is open to the sea on one side and surrounded by walls on three sides. There is an amphitheater, synagogue, living areas, church, mosque hippodrome and two aqueducts. Excavation mosaics is incomplete -- what we saw was quite beautiful.

A little beyond the Crusader city is a Byzantine street with some statues.

It's possible to swim near Caesarea -- for a fee. We saw a hotel and sign posts for kibbutz accommodation nearby. Perhaps there is free access to the beach for hotel/kibbutz guests.

Caesarea was one of the highlights of my visit to Israel. Don't miss it.

www.touristisrael.com has some helpful information .

Note: This is Caesarea Maritima ( not Caesarea Philippi).

Thank Roshni2011
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Reviewed January 10, 2013

this park has it all= a restored Roman theater, remains from King Herod times, Crusader ruins and much more. Easy to walk a enjoy the ancient ruins. The views are breathtaking. Plenty of info signs to explain what exactly your looking at. Crowds were never a problem. The remains of the old bathhouses and chariot course are impressive. The walls built during the crusades are impressive. Go, take your time and enjoy

Thank jlantern3
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

Fascinating and wonderfully restored Roman Ruins at Caesarea with Med Sea backdrop and huge biblical significance. At North end Aqueduct and south End Theatre- have the visual WOW factor. Can't wait for more work on the mosaics. Only grip was all the eateries + boutique shops literally on site somewhat detracted from the ambience with there associated bop/pop music on loud. Free and adeqaute parking. Loos free and in good state also. We took our car hire from Haifa on way back from Zichron Ya' akov. If I had to choose Akko or Caesarea- no contest, latter wins.

Thank pickytweeter
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