Caesarea, Haifa & Acre
Driving along the coastal road, of the Mediterranean Sea to:
Caesarea – An ancient Herodian port city. The residence of Roman governors, The theater, Hippodrome, and a palace from the time of King Herod. The buildings and streets of the Byzantine period. Fortifications from the Crusader period.
Haifa – Driving through the third biggest city in Israel to the top of the Carmel mountain to the panoramic view of the of the Baha’i magnificent gardens, the city, and the port.
Acre (Akko) -The capital of the Crusaders after the 3rd Crusade.
The Hospitaller complex,
the Old City and the port.
A world heritage site by UNESCO: “Acre is a historic walled port-city with continuous settlement from the Phoenician period. The present city is characteristic of a fortified town dating from the Ottoman 18th and 19th centuries, with typical urban components such as the citadel, mosques, khans, and baths. The remains of the Crusader town, dating from 1104 to 1291, lie almost intact, both above and below today’s street level, providing an exceptional picture of the layout and structures of the capital of the medieval Crusader kingdom of Jerusalem.”