Walk through the ancient stone arches and alleyways of Jaffa Old City for a taste of hybrid Jewish and Arab culture. The city, inhabited as early as 7,500 BCE, served as an ancient port town. Because of its strategic position--you can see views of nearby Tel Aviv from the harbor--the settlement changed hands dozens of times over the centuries. Ancient Egyptians, Philistines, Israelites, Greeks, Romans, and Byzantines all laid claim to the area at some point, followed by the Ottoman and British Empires, whose architectural legacy remains visible throughout the city. At night, stalls in the town's open markets turn into restaurants that spill out onto the sidewalks and alleys. Arrange your visit to Jaffa Old City and discover more family-friendly attractions in Tel Aviv using our Tel Aviv sightseeing planning site .
Tours to Jaffa Old City
7-Night Israel Highlights and Biblical Tour: Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Galilee and Optional Dead Sea Day Trip BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $1,304
Duration: 7 days
Tel Aviv and Jaffa Private Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $638
Duration: 3 to 4 hours
Full-Day Tel Aviv City Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $98
Duration: 8 hours
Jaffa Old City Reviews
Vanochtend per fiets de oude stad van Jaffa ontdekt. Leuke smalle steegjes. Mooie doorkijkjes. En een schitterend uitzicht op Tel Aviv. more »This morning by bike the old City of Jaffa discovers. Nice narrow alleys. Beautiful vistas. And stunning views of Tel Aviv.
Andate sereni senza guida e girate per la old city di Jaffa, poi proseguite il vostro viaggio. È tutto ciò per cui vale la pena fermarsi a Tel Aviv. Il resto è una città moderna caotica. Tracce di arc... more »Go serene without a guide and travel around the old city of Jaffa, then continue your journey. That's all it's worth stopping for in Tel Aviv. The rest is a chaotic modern city. Traces of Bauhaus architecture that you can also see from the car.
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