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Crusaders' Castle of Atlit

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Address: End of Rt #721, Atlit, Israel

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Amazing looking fortress that you cant visit

I logged in this site when i planned to visit Acre, upon arriving we found out it was surrounded by a naval base and so was permanently closed, what a shame. you can still... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2017
Bashar T
Amman, Jordan
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Amman, Jordan
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

I logged in this site when i planned to visit Acre, upon arriving we found out it was surrounded by a naval base and so was permanently closed, what a shame. you can still take pictures from the nearby shore.

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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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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 

1 Thank airport2015
Haifa, Israel
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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 

3 Thank Giora_I_L
Kfar HaMaccabi, Israel
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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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Reviewed 1 January 2012

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

4 Thank Ofer_of_Haifa
Haifa, Israel
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Reviewed 28 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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