Caesarea & Area
The Charm of Caesarea
How does one describe Caesarea?
Paradise? Garden of Eden? Heaven on earth?
A cross between ancient Rome and Beverly Hills?
All of the above!
Caesarea is located on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea, about halfway between Tel Aviv and Haifa. Built by King Herod and dedicated to Caesar Augustus, it was the capital of Israel during the Roman Empire, with a thriving population of 30,000. It became an important Christian center and later, a Crusader fortification. Remnants of all these civilizations exist and can be visited. Caesarea is a fascinating tourist destination and a beautiful residential town.
The old city of Caesarea is a National Preservation Site and boasts long stretches of sandy beach (where chards of pottery and Roman glass can sometimes be found), a harbor with dining, tourist and shopping spots, and myriad ancient ruins (including a magnificent amphitheater, hippodrome and palace remains). Within the town are museums, a commercial center, two synagogues, a health and fitness center, nature trails, a world class 18-hole golf course and easy access to the main highway. Nearby is a shopping mall, business park, train station and several restaurants (kosher and non-kosher).
Caesarea’s residential areas are beautifully landscaped with purple blossoming Jacaranda trees, palm trees, seasonal flowers, wild bougainvillea, plenty of playgrounds and homes ranging in style from simple kibbutz to French château. Casa Caesarea is located within the Golf Residence neighborhood, overlooking the 14th hole, and only a five minute drive (or healthy walk) to all of the above attractions.
Among the many nearby interesting sites are Kibbutz Sdot Yam, the charming town of Zichron Yakov, the Carmel and Binyamina Wineries, Ramat HaNadiv Park, a horse stable and riding center and a marine sport center. Haifa, Israel’s third largest city, is a twenty-five minute drive to the north, Tel Aviv is forty minutes to the south. There is frequent train service to both cities, and a direct line to Ben Gurion International Airport from the nearby Binyamina train station. And of course – there’s the Caesarea Golf Course right here!