Surrounding the remains of a 13th-century Crusader fortress, Apollonia National Park offers hiking and picnic opportunities, as well as panoramic views of an ancient Roman villa and the Mediterranean coast. The clifftop ruins, encircled by a wide dry moat, include a collection of genuine ballistae projectiles. The first settlers on the site were Phoenicians in the 6th century BCE, but the earliest remains date back to the Roman period. Take one of the two hiking routes to reach the top: the one for experienced hikers follows the ridge of the cliff, while the other is wheelchair- and stroller-accessible. Plan to see Apollonia National Park and other attractions that appeal to you using our Herzliya trip itinerary app.
Apollonia National Park Reviews
This park is absolutely beautiful, well kept, clean, safe for children, with historic interest as well as a great place to walk around in nature. The park is on a cliff above the Mediterranean... more »
Nice and serene park overlooking the sea with excavated parts since the sixth century BCE. The most impressive crusader fortress is surrounded now with beautiful blooming flowers. more »
One of the most beautiful beach front places in Israel. One can see there remnants of the medieval fortress, Byzantine layers, various plants and an ancient port.
Apollonia was an ancient city in Hellenistic and Roman Judea, in the Byzantine period It fell to the Muslim conquest in 640 and was fortified against Byzantine attacks and became known as Arsuf. In 1101 it was conquered by the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem, and was a strategically important stronghold in the Third Crusade. Now there is a National Park.
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