The first settlement in Apollonia was the Phoenicians during the Persian era. The site was then named Arsuf in honor of the Phoenician god Resheph. During the Byzantine era, life in Apollonia was prosperous. Later, it was conquered by the Crusaders, and then by the Muslims led by the Mamaluke sultan Baibars, who ordered that Apollonia be destroyed to its foundations. The site has remained in ruins ever since.
The site is open to visitors and tours are available at a fee.
Opening hours: April-September 8am-5pm, October-March 8am-4pm.