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The Apolonia cliff with the ruins of the sunken port, as shown before.
Apolonia, was an active port from 5th century BC until the 13th century, built by the Phoenicians and later held by the Greek, Romans, Byzantines and the Crusadars , until a major battle in 1265 when fallen to the Mameluks army of king Bibers, than destroyed and abandoned.
The town built on a cliff, and only the tip of the ruins can be seen from shore – the purpose was to defend the port from higher grounds, and endured many strategic battles.

In the WS's attached, more pictures on the area where the port was before and now sunk under water.

Ike

Location of port: 32.1937, 34.8054 (just north of Sidna-Ali beach, midway between Tel-Aviv and Netanya).

*** A web-page about Apolonia.

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