Maagan Michael (kibbutz), Nahsholim (kibbutz), Dor (kibbutz), and Habonim (moshav)
The directions Tel Dor are fairly simple. Just walk to the beach, and then north.
Hiking north will take you on the beach past several kibbutzim. Nahsholim has a resort area on the beach. There is an archeology museum inside the kibbutz (The Mizgaga Museum). Dor and Habonim both have a beautiful and extensive nature reserve all along the beach. Camping is allowed around the beach side entrance into Habonim. At the other end of the moshav is the Crusader fortress “Cafarlet” and recent excavations of a Byzantine city.
Note that for this hike, the terrain along the beach changes quite a bit – from flat to hilly, from smooth to rocky, from quiet to noisy. Bring water, food, sunscreen, and shoes. And most importantly of all – have fun!
The Historical Periodization of Archeology on the Carmel Coast
The ruins that you will see on these hikes were attempts by past civilizations to exploit and settle the Mediterranean Coast and its water inlets. More or less, these areas have been consistently inhabited for three thousand years.
Phoenician/Persian – 600BCE-300BCE
Hellenistic/Hasmonean – 300BCE-100CE
Roman – 100CE-400CE
Byzantine – 400CE-600CE
Early Islamic/Umayyad – 600CE-900CE
Middle Islamic/Abbasid – 900CE-1100CE
Crusader/Ayyubid – 1100CE-1300CE
Late Islamic/Mamluk – 1300CE-1500CE
Ottoman – 1500CE-1900CE
British Mandate – 1900CE-1948CE
Israeli – 1948CE-