Drive along the coastal road to Kibbutz Sdot Yam near the ancient city of Caesarea and ride a high-speed inflatable boat over the waves of the Mediterranean Sea. Visit the magnificent Roman and Crusader ruins of Caesarea.
For lunch, drive to the Druze village of Isfiya on biblical Mount Carmel and enjoy Druze hospitality. Then take an afternoon hike in “Little Switzerland,” a nature reserve in the evergreen Carmel hills and have an enjoyable overnight on Mount Carmel.
Watch the video to check out Israel’s coastal road near the ancient city of Caesarea! Caesarea is a town in Israel located mid-way between Tel Aviv and Haifa (45 km), on the Israeli coastal plain near the city of Hadera.
The town was built by Herod the Great about 25-13 BCE as the port city Caesarea Maritima. It served as an administrative center of Judaea Province of the Roman Empire, and later the capital of the Byzantine Palaestina Prima province during the classic period. Following the Arab conquest in the 7th century, the city fell into obscurity until Crusader renovation, but was again abandoned after the Mamluk conquest. It was populated in 1884 by Muslim Bosnyak immigrants, making it a small fishing village. In 1940, kibbutz Sdot Yam was established on Jewish lands next to the Bosnyak village. During the Civil War in Mandatory Palestine, the town was abandoned by the Bosnyak residents, and in 1952 a Jewish town of Caesarea established near the ruins of the old city, which were made into the national park of Caesarea Maritima.
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