Tel Aviv is the second largest city in Israel with approximately 1 million people living in the larger Tel-Aviv metropolitan area and is the business, cultural and entertainment center with thriving technological and hi-tech centers located at its suburbs. The unique Bauhaus building style of Tel-Aviv has earned it the “white city” title and from 2003, declared a world heritage site by UNESCO.
Tel-Aviv offers the visitor a large range of attractions including miles of golden beaches, museums, art galleries, concerts, the colorful Carmel Market in the Yemenite quarter, Ancient Jaffa and the restored Artists’ Quarter, the Flea Market, fine cuisine from around the world and good entertainment of various styles.
A short walk from Tel Aviv downtown along the coast brings you to the ancient port town of Jaffa, with its preserved acropolis remains and well-restored stone architecture. Jaffa (or Yafo) is one of the oldest ports in the world, and allegedly, the port from which Jonah left in the story of Jonah and the Whale. The port is still used by fishermen but it also offers lots of tourist attractions – art galleries, shops and restaurants. To feel the atmosphere in the Old City of Jaffa, you might like to go for a walk in the narrow streets and small alleys. Take your time to admire theancient buildings and landmarks or experience the local cuisine.
The hotels strip in Tel-Aviv is located alongside the beautiful white Mediterranean beaches and the magnificent promenade with its beachfront cafes and restaurants.