In 57 AD, the apostle Paul was incarcerated at Caesarea by the then Roman governor of Judaea, Marcus Antonius Felix. At the end of his two-year imprisonment, Paul was brought before King Agrippa at an auditorium of the palace of Caesarea, where he was sent to Rome for further trial (Acts 25 & 26). 

From this port, Paul began his journey to Rome and went on to spread the Gospel message to the world (Acts 27:1-2).