Tel Aviv and Jaffa are Kind of two cities that belong to same Authority. Both has long history and you can still see all those remians till this days in many parts of TA and Jaffa.
In the pic's you can see the Area by the Dolphinarium which is quite close to old Jaffa (or Yaffo as we call it). This area has buin changed over the Years and now you can see many new hotels but still one old Masque stands there in between .. What a contrass.. old and new...2 different cultures... always so close and so far...
Tel Aviv is a non-stop city pulsating with life. The action goes on round-the-clock with cafes, restaurants, and entertainment centers staying open till the early hours of the morning. Centrally located, Tel Aviv is the ideal base for taking one-day trips in the country. Its beautiful beaches are flanked by a promenade that ends in the ancient port town of Yafo. Tel Aviv is not only Israel's business capital, it is also a bustling cultural center, offering an impressive concentration of museums, art galleries, theaters, cinemas, restaurants, sidewalk cafes, pubs, and shopping centers. In the summer the municipality sponsors outdoor events (free admission) and festivals which take place against the backdrop of the promenade, Tel Aviv port, and the Old City of Yafo.
Tel Aviv has 44 hotels, with a total of 5,200 rooms, 16% of the total number of rooms available in approved hotels. In 1996, Tel Aviv's hotels hosted half a million tourists, more than a quarter of the total number of tourists visiting Israel that year. Tel Aviv's hotel occupancy is 75%, much higher than the national average. The tourist business provides work for 17,000 people, a third of whom are employed in the hotel sector. The city's direct income from tourism totals $55 million annually, a third coming from the hotel business.
A view to Tel Aviv from the south end of the city.
Fondest memory: The city was founded in 1909 as Ahusat Bayit by Russian emigrants and in 1910 renamed in Tel Aviv. Its a modern city full of life and especially well known for its distinct night-life offers.
Here in Tel Aviv in May 14, 1948 David Ben Gurion proclaimed the state of Israel in the house of the first mayor Meir Dizengoff.
Jaffa was taken by the Israeli in 1948 and joined together with Tel Aviv in 1950 under the name Tel Aviv - Yafo. The UNO division plan from 1947 said that Jaffa will remain Arabic...
Jaffa has in contrast to Tel Aviv a quite old history. According to jewish tradition it was founded by Noah's son Japhet after the Flood. The greek tradition says it was founded by Joppa a daughter of God Aiolos. One of the rocks which are situated in the ocean before the port the greek tradition also says it was the one where Joppas daughter Andromeda was bind to and threated by a sea monster until Perseus son of Zeus and Danae set her free.
Favorite thing: Built on the shores of the Mediterranean, and 'founded' in 1910, this new city is a mix of western contemporary and middle-eastern character. Literally, east meets west here.