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If you’re Christian, this is an important spot to visit


  • Jun 08, 2023
  • Israel, Travel
  • Donny Arkush
If you’re Christian, this is an important spot to visit

We include Caesarea in many of our Israel tours. Because of its proximity to Jerusalem (approximately 75 miles), it’s an easy spot to add to any tour of the Holy Land.

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Israel is full of places to visit. Some are of historical significance, and others are more of a religious significance. And, of course, lots of locations and sites are BOTH.

I want to tell you about one of those spots you probably haven’t thought of (yet).

Caesarea Maritima.

If your Latin is as poor as mine, the city's name is important: it’s an ancient Roman (oceanside) city named after Caesar Augustus. It’s a gorgeous place, and of the hundreds of reasons to visit, here are the top FIVE:

First, you’ll be in the place where a Roman centurion, Cornelius, became the first Gentile to receive the Holy Spirit. If you’re not Christian, that likely seems insignificant. But if you ARE Christian, you’ll understand what a world-changing, amazing event happened here. It was also the home of Philip the Evangelist, the apostle who converted the Ethiopian eunuch in Acts 8.

Second, the Apostle Paul was imprisoned here. Including the trial, Paul probably spent two years (or more) in the prisons of Caesarea. He also wrote many of his letters while in jail here. They’re often called the Prison Epistles. Paul also appealed to Caesar himself from this location.

Third, you’ll see an ancient Roman spa and a spot where chariot (horse) racing occurred. Whether citizens wanted to unwind by being pampered or watching sports, this was the place to come. You’ll experience the spot, too.

Fourth, few ancient cities are more beautiful than Caesarea Maritima. The combination of the beautiful weather, the ancient ruins, and the Mediterranean Sea make for unimaginable views and unforgettable scenery.

Fifth, you might not know that Caesarea was the capital of Israel during the Roman conquest. When you visit, you’ll see all the amazing columns and all the magnificence that comes from being such an important place. Even an amazing amphitheater that you’ll visit. The beauty of this place is almost indescribable!


We include Caesarea in many of our Israel tours. Because of its proximity to Jerusalem (approximately 75 miles), it’s an easy spot to add to any tour of the Holy Land.

Give us a call today, and let’s discuss the details.


Call us at Tradition Tours to talk about your Holy Land tour.

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Donny Arkush

Donny Arkush is the President and Co-Founder of Tradition Tours. Donny has more than 19 years of experience in the travel industry. He’s driven by a desire to ensure that every single Tradition Tour traveler has the best Holy Land experience possible. To get regular emails from Donny, click here.

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