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Just 15 minutes away from the rush and clatter of the centre of Tel Aviv lies Jaffa. A hidden gem on the outskirts of the big city, built on a cliff overviewing the sea, Jaffa is one of the oldest port cities in the middle-east, and as one it encapsulates generations of archaeology, cultures and religions. It’s almost hard to imagine the proximity to Tel-Aviv while strolling down the narrow cobbled alleys of Old Jaffa.

Jaffa’s history goes way back to the Bronze Age, when the Egyptians ruled the area, it then went under the hands of King David and his son King Solomon, Alexander The Great, the Arabs, the Ottoman empire and the British Empire, until 1948, when the State of Israel was established.

Due to its rich heritage, almost every corner of the city is full with historical sites from the Old Jaffa port, to the famous clock tower, St. Peter’s church, Mahamoudia Mosque and the list goes on. You can spend a whole day here, admiring the architecture, enjoying the vibrant flea market and watching dazzling sunsets from a fashionable tavern.


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