I was lucky – that was the rare day when it’s raining in Israel (My God, how I love this country!), that is why I was alone in Caesarea, at least the first half of the day. Later on some exclusively stubborn history enthusiasts at last burst to the grounds of the ancient city. Thank God there were clever people who constructed for them some kind of a chariot with stylized horses made of iron rods at the hippodrome, so that guides could direct tourists and give the command to make some pictures. :-)
Herod I the Great built Caesarea in honor of Roman Emperor Octavian Augustus for his own money in 9-10 years B.C. Herod was keen on building and was rather good at it. Moreover, Roman Empire provided a great scope for building giving money for that. So, that is what he actually did.