Caesarea Port and National Park in Israel ranked 12th among 50 most recommended tourism sites in the world for 2020 by Travel + Leisure magazine.

Due to its “happy marriage of antiquity and modernity,” Caesarea ranked highest and most recommended compared to all other tourist destinations in the Middle East.

The site is noted for offering visitors a wealth of archaeological finds going back thousands of years, alongside a daytime and nighttime leisure complex including a diving center, art galleries, coffee shops and fine restaurants facing the sea.

The site recently underwent a reconstruction and development project led by Baroness Ariane de Rothschild. New installations include a visitors’ center, coastal promenade, wall promenade and Crusader Market.

Travel + Leisure is based in New York and published in 12 languages worldwide, with a circulation of approximately 4.8 million readers. The magazine’s tourist sites rankings are based on traveler and tourist feedback as well as in-depth examinations by trend experts.

“The rankings of Travel and leisure’s tourism experts and the feedbacks we receive from Caesarea visitors, fill us with Israeli pride and tremendous professional satisfaction,” said Michael Karsenti, CEO of the Caesarea Development Corporation.