- Summer: Sun - Thu, Sat 8:00 am -05:00 pm, Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. Winter: Sun- Thu, Sat 8:00 am - 04:00 pm Fri: 8:00 am - 03:00 pm. *Garden entrance closes one hour before the hours listed
- Adult 22 ILS, child 10 ILS, senior citizen 11 ILS. Group (over 30 people) adult 19 ILS, child 8 ILS.
Imagine that within a 20 minute drive north of Tel Aviv you were able to visit an ancient fortress dating back to 1241… Well, it’s actually possible- just outside of Herzliya Pituach lies Apollonia National Park- situated on the cliffs of the Sharon plains and overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.
The first to inhabit this area were the Phoenicians almost 2500 years ago. They called the place Resheph after their war and thunder god. The Greeks that settled here in the 3rd century BCE named the place Apollonia after their god- Apollo.
The ones to build the impressive fortress were actually the Crusaders who conquered the city in 1101 led by Baldwin the first.
There are 2 routes to discover; one goes along the cliff and the other is suitable for wheelchairs and strollers. The perfect scenery for an afternoon delight.