Caesarea was the site of Herod the Great’s city built in the 1st century BC. After extensive excavations visitors can now see the many remains of the buildings, bath houses, stadium, temples, theatre and roads. Caesarea was where Peter was converted and where Paul was kept prisoner before being taken to Rome.
Haifa is one of Israel’s largest cities, it is a major port city built and best known for the terraced gardens and tomb of the Bahai faith. The gardens cascade down Carmel Mountain towards the city center, they are a masterpiece of symmetry, color and landscape gardening.
Acre is one of the world’s oldest continuously occupied settlements; it is built on the edge of the Mediterranean just north of Haifa and was a strategically located and important ancient port. The Knights Hospitaller were based here and visitors can visit their former buildings which have stood the test of time. The Crusader and Ottoman Era structures are still lived in by the locals and visitors can step back in time and walk through the ancient streets which are alive with the local markets.
Rosh HaNikra is on the extreme northern border of Israel, on the edge of the Mediterranean a series of caves have been carved out of the white chalk cliffs from the centuries of exposure to the elements and beating waves. Visitors can take a cable car down into the caves and walk through the cavernous spaces as the sea laps up on to the rocks.