© Marc Coles
Overview 2-4 h
Caesarea (Caesarea Maritima) was a high-tech marvel, a magnificent Mediterranean port city built by Herod the Great in the year 22 BCE. Named in honor of Herod's patron Caesar Augustus, Caesarea served as the administrative capital of the Roman Empire for the Province of Judea.
Pontius Pilate ruled here, Peter was summoned here and Paul was imprisoned here.
Caesaria is located on Israel’s coast, halfway between Tel Aviv and Haifa; it is the perfect half-day tour and can easily be combined with numerous exciting sightseeing opportunities in the area.
The Roman Theater
Pontius Pilate inscription
Hippodrome / Amphitheater
Commercial / administrative area
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