The Caesarea Visitors' Center in the Harbor is open to the public, subject to the "Purple tag" regulations. Entrance is limited to 14 visitors every 15 minutes. If you wish to visit on the weekends or in groups, we would advise you to book your visit in advance on telephone *6550 or 04-6268854. And, of course, remember to prebook your visit to the Caesarea National Park online here.
After five years of excavation, conservation and development, the vaults built by King Herod in the harbor under the temple that was dedicated to Augustus, have been reconstructed to become the new impressive Visitors' Center.
An exhibition, incorporating historical content, a media presentation and rare archaeological artifacts found during the excavation of the land and the seabed, has been established within the four vaults that date back 2,000 years.
The impressive media presentation, shown on the wall of one of the original vaults, demonstrates Herod's complex and headstrong character, a man who loved to build and established the city and the port.
- 9 am - 6 pm (May-August)
- 9 am – 5 pm (September, April)
- 9 am – 4 pm (October-March)
Last entrance: 30 minutes before the closing time.
Languages: The exhibition and the show are available in Hebrew, English and Arabic.
Entrance to the Visitors' Center: every 15 minutes according to schedule as follows
- Hebrew: every hour on the hour and half past the hour
- English: every quarter past and quarter to the hour
Length of visit: approx.30 minutes
It is advisable to reserve two days in advance for groups, through the website or by calling *6550. To reserve, click here.
For further information, please call 04-6268854.
Caesarea Experience – the movie of all times
A fascinating and moving movie experience that will take you on a magical journey through Caesarea's history during which you will be introduced to the various civilizations that controlled the city: from Herod's time to the Roman Period; from the Byzantine Era, the Arabs, the Crusaders to the first days of Zionism in the country as embodied by Baron Rothschild.
The movie is shown next to the Roman Theater, every 15 minutes, from 8 am to thirty minutes before the closing time of the National Park.
Reservation in advance is requested for schools and groups above 50. Please call *6550.
It is as advisable to reserve for groups between 10 and 49 pax, on the day of your visit, by calling 04-6268817.