Jaffa in General
Yafo (Jaffa Hill) rises to a height of 40 meters and offers a commanding view of the coastline. Hence its strategic importance in military history. Jaffa is an ancient port city believed to be one of the oldest in the world. Jaffa was captured during the Crusades, and became the County of Jaffa and Ascalon, one of the vassals of the Kingdom of Jerusalem.
Jaffa is now a part of Tel Aviv.
There are several legends about the origin of the name Jaffa. Some say it is named for Japheth, one of the sons of Noah, who built it after the Great Flood. The Hellenist tradition links the name to "Iopeia", which is Cassiopeia, the mother of Andromeda.
You can watch my 2 min 45 sec HD Video Tel Aviv- Jaffa Evening Walk out of my Youtube channel.
It is full of restaurants and bars, to sit and relax.
In my opinion it is much better to visit it at night than during the day.
We had a great dinner here on our first night. Sharon took as here to try the Hummusssssssssssss and great fish dishes ....
One of the greatest thing in...
One of the greatest thing in our little country is all the restaurants and cafe's on the beach. We can almost call it a 'culture'... its great to be sitting in a good restaurant and look at the sea or in a small restaurants having a good beer/wine and listening to a great and different kinds of music.
Independence Day in Tel Aviv - Having Fun!
A couple of days ago, 7th May to be precise, Israel celebrated its 55th birthday. The celebration actually started on the eve of the 7th May, right after a day of mourning for Israel's Fallen. Of course it is difficult to go from a sad day to a happy one, but that's how it is here.
My photo shows part of what went on in Rabin Square, which is in front of the Tel Aviv Municipality on Ibn Gvirol Street. My friends and I were there in time to see a show, which included dancers and some well-known Israeli singers and groups. The music could be heard for quite a distance and I imagine the neighbours didn't have quiet till at least 2am-3am! Later we walked over to the New Performing Arts Centre, about ten minutes away, where there was a sing along and folk-dancing, the latter of which I joined in. About 1am we left the celebrations to walk home, after a very nice evening.
Don't miss the beach!
Tel Aviv-Yafo has been granted with 14 kilometers of seaside. During the hot summer months the beach attracts thousands of bathers, who enjoy the cool escape granted by the seawater, sun bathing and different beach games. o not forget a hat... And be aware to play ping pong and other ball's games only on the mark areas.
Lifeguard working hours
Sunday - Saturday,
November - March: 07.00 - 14.00
April - May: 07.00 - 17.00
June: 07.00 - 18.00
July - August: 07.00 - 19.00
September - October: 07.00 - 17.00