Guided Tours Israel
The name Caesarea Maritima was unknown in ancient times -- it was usually known as Caesarea of Palestine. Caesarea Maritima means Caesarea by the sea -- it is a name given in modern times to separate this city from Caesarea Philippi. The city was named Caesarea by Herod the Great, in honor of his patron, Caesar Augustus.
The magnificent port-city built by King Herod the Great. From here St. Peter went to Rome and started with his first miracles. In Caesarea's Roman theater an inscription of the Pontius Pilate is found.