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From the Port to the Hippodrome
Trail Length: 1400 meters

We enter the city through the eastern gate in the walls of the Crusaders city, and walk along the path towards the beach, with the temple alter to our left and the activities area to our right.
Once we arrive at the beach, we can observe the ruins of the port and Bosnian structures, some of which contain the oracle representations. We enter the Bosnian structure recreated in the Travel Through Time - watch the introductory movie in which we learn about Caesarea's history, meet with historical figures from Caesarea's history. We then move to the top of the fortress and view the Time Tower display. The recreated fortress, which had been the residence of the Ottoman governor, was built on the ruins of the Crusaders' fortress, which sat on the ruins of Herod's port.
We will return alongside the buildings and exit from the southern gate. We will walk along the boardwalk along the shoreline. On our left we will see the hippodrome, which we will enter and move on towards the bathhouse. We will then continue and return through the cardus and through the southern gate, returning to the city.

We will walk north towards the foot of the temple, near the port warehouses, which also served to support the temple podium, understand the location of Herod's internal port, continue over the Nymphaeum and exit through the trail that leads to the eastern gate.

On the Observation Trail
Trail Length: 900 meters

We enter through the eastern gate in the Crusaders' city walls, walk along the trail, with the temple alter to our left and the activity area to our right. Once we arrive at the beach, we can observe the ruins of the port and Bosnian structures, some of which contain the oracle representations. We enter the Bosnian structure recreated in the Travel Through Time - watch the introductory movie in which we learn about Caesarea's history, meet with historical figures from Caesarea's history. We then move to the top of the fortress and view the Time Tower display. The recreated fortress, which had been the residence of the Ottoman governor, was built on the ruins of the Crusaders' fortress.
We will climb to the observation on the southern wall, where we can view the ruins of the sprawling Roman city that occupies far greater area than the Crusaders' city.

We walk towards the temple alter, and climb up, where we see its central position in the city. We learn of the centrality of the location throughout history. We notice the ruins of the Byzantine Church and Crusaders' cathedral. Above the temple alter, we view Herod's port, the Bosnian village and the other sections of the city. We descend from the alter and continue towards the city's eastern gate.

In the Footsteps of the Pilgrims
Trail Length: 900 meters
We enter the city through the eastern gate in the Crusaders' city wall. We walk along the trail and turn southward with the trail leading to the temple podium.
We will stand at the center of the stage that served as a ritual site beginning in the Roman era, and where Herod built the temple in honor of Augustus Caesar and the goddess of Rome. We can see the remains of the octagonal Byzantine church as well as the ruins of St. Peter's cathedral from the time of the Crusades. We are aware of the existence of a mosque only through literature. The recreation of the displays can be seen virtually in the introductory display and in the Time Tower.
Above the temple podium, we can also see the ruins of Herod's port, the Bosnian village and other sections of the city.

We will climb to the observation on the southern wall, where we can view the ruins of the sprawling Roman city that occupies far greater area than the Crusaders' city. From there, we descend towards the Travel Through Time - the displays located in the recreated Bosnian structure - an introductory film that relates the history of Caesarea. We will encounter historical figures from Caesarea's past and view the Time Tower display in the governor's house that was built on the ruins of the Crusades fortress.
We will return along the foot of the temple podium and we notice the ruins of port warehouses that are also used to support the temple podium.

The lawn on the left covers the ruins of the internal port built by Herod, from which Paul set sail on his journeys across the Roman Empire. It was from here that Paul also left to be tried in Rome. We continue on the Nymphaeum and exit the city along the trail towards the eastern gate.

The stone ligature on the pier.
Mention of Pontius Pilate


Along the Beach
Trail length: 2200 meters

We enter the city through the eastern gate in the Crusader city wall, along the trail until we reach the beach, where we view the ancient port.
We then advance southward along the bay until the mosque, where we turn towards the southern side of the bay beyond the restaurant and towards a full view of the entire bay. There, we enter the recreated Bosnian building for the Travel Through Time display, which includes an introductory film that relates the history of Caesarea, a meeting with historical figures from Caesarea's past. We then continue towards the Time Tower display located in the governors residence that sits on the ruins of the Crusaders' fort, which itself was built on the ruins of Herod's port. On the way to the Time Tower, we can look westward and northward to view the ruins of the aqueduct that channeled water to Caesarea.

Afterwards, we arrive at the fishermen's house, from where we return alongside the wall until we reach the gate that faces south. We continue from the gate to the boardwalk along the beach, pass through the hippodrome towards the reef palace, which was apparently Herod's palace, where a freshwater pool remains. Later,w e can see the recreated ruins of the Roman governor's (commissioner's) palace, representative of the Roman Empire.
From there, we enter the amphitheater, from Herod's time.

We return towards the Crusaders city through the bathhouse, the ruins of the Roman and Byzantine city. We enter through the southern gate of the city walls, climb onto the southern wall observation point, from where we can view the ruins of the sprawling Roman city that is far larger than the Crusader city. From there we will ascend to the temple podium, where we can view the ruins of the octagonal Byzantine church, and the thirteenth century Crusaders church. Above the podium, we can view the Caesarea Port, as well as the more distant parts of the city. We descend from the temple podium, and move towards the eastern gate of the city walls.

Through the Walls
Trail Length: 500 meters

We enter the city through the eastern gate and ascend to the wall trail, facing south along the wall, from the west - the ocean and from the east - the deep moat that surrounds the wall and that constitutes part of the city's fortification from the Crusades period.
We alight to the southern wall observation point, where we can view the ruins of the sprawling Roman city that is far larger than the Crusader city. From the south, we see the bathhouse, the hippodrome, the amphitheater and the palace. From the north, we see the temple podium.
We descend from the observation point and walk towards the displays in the recreated Bosnian building, where we can view the introductory film that relates the history of Caesarea, meet historical figures from Caesarea's past and that is located beyond the Time Tower display in the governor's residence that sits on top of the ruins of the Crusader fort. On our way, we can view the western section of the wall and the moat that separates the city from the fortress.

Once the displays have been completed, we can choose the next part of the tour from any of the trails available to visitors or you can return to the parking lot through the eastern gate.