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Crusaders' Castle of Atlit

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Address: End of Rt #721, Atlit, Israel

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Great beach

One of those great beaches in which you walk and very quickly you find yourself alone. Grear waves for surfinf, sand is deep and the vews of the crusaders castle are fantastic... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2016
Nicolas W
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Haifa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

One of those great beaches in which you walk and very quickly you find yourself alone. Grear waves for surfinf, sand is deep and the vews of the crusaders castle are fantastic. The northern beaches are also an alternative spot for nudism, if you are into it.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

The bay of Atlit was inhabitated since the Iron Age,The Crusaders castle CHATEAU PELERIN,(Castelum Peregrinorium) was built by the Templars and pilgrims innagurated 1218,governed by the King of Jerusalem,Jhan De Breyen,a pefect example of European Crusaders Military Architecture.On1291 after Ako was occupied by the Moslems,the last Crusaders left the Phenician-Crusaders port of Atlit sailing west to Cyprus. Anyhow today the... More 

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Haifa, Israel
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2014

Since the castel is a military area, the public can get only a distant view. Once you turn off RT #721 towards Atlit and pass the first Gas station on your right, there is a small picnic area shaded by trees called "Hurshat Limor". From the south west corner of this place, starts a path leading to an observation terrace.... More 

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Kfar HaMaccabi, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2012

If you're into crusader castles this is a must, but the visit entails coordination with security forces.

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Haifa, Israel
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2012

However, the nearby bay is a nice and peaceful beach (No Lifeguard!!).

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Haifa, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2011

The castle can only be seen from afar since it is located in a restricted area. The surrounding area can be visited while trekking in trails around the shore and the beaches north to Atlit.

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