Jaffa Port
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As a port of entry, the Jaffa port has seen better days - many of them. This is rumoured to be the oldest functioning port in the world.
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia14,313 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Stroll through the ancient ruins of Jaffa Port and explore the Biblical stories and mythology of the Old Port. Jaffa Port is located on the Mediterranean Sea, it is one of the world's oldest ports. These days, the Old Port has become a trendy address for people who want to escape the hustle and bustle of Tel Aviv.
Written 2 November 2023
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AlbertoKo
London, UK130 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
this spot is improving but definitely the best times will come one day. It is ok to see or use a boat. Some restaurants there. But there are better spots in Jaffa
Written 8 June 2023
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Paul Tour Guide in Israel
Jerusalem, Israel31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
Jaffa is an ancient city on the Mediterranean coast, with a history of more than three thousand years. The embankment of ancient Jaffa is an interweaving of history, architecture of different periods. It is noteworthy that the modern city of Jaffa is united by a common municipality with the city of Tel Aviv.
Written 23 May 2023
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Noraatc
Sudbury, MA35,792 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
We started our walk along the beach promenade to Old Jaffa from Neve Tzedek and this walk has become one of many highlights of our trip. The sea wasn’t calm, so many surfers had a great chance to enjoy the wind and the sun. The views of the sea with skyscrapers on one side and Old Jaffa’s fortress and the port on another were totally smashing. Tel Aviv has become such a glamorous seaside city over the past ten years...

We climbed the stone steps to Old Jaffa, enjoyed its atmospheric cobblestone streets with traces of Muslim heritage, the sweeping view of the sea from the top, and returned along the same promenade to Neve Tzedek for our late lunch.

There are plenty of cyclists on the promenade, so be mindful to walk on the pedestrian path.
Written 4 May 2023
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ellen06804
Danbury, CT177 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Something you must do when visiting Israel! A lovely stroll along the water; see the fresh fish markets and explore the old city. A WORD OF CAUTION: I was stupid enough to set my purse down for 30 seconds to snap a photo and it was stolen. Amidst the throngs of visitors from all over the world, some very dishonest and horrible men lurk about watching eagle-eyed for any opportunity to steal. Whoever took my purse was gone in a flash. Some nearby tourist looked at her photos and we see him in one of her pics grabbing the purse from behind a wall where he was hiding. I can not say this place is dangerous, just use common sense and don't do a dumb thing like I did. (Thankfully I didn't lose phone or passport!)
Written 11 March 2023
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Brun066
Florence, Italy12,687 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
The port of Jaffa has a venerable antiquity as is the whole city, dating the oldest remains (adobe ruins) to the 16th century BC.
But nothing today recalls that remote period: the layout of the port refers at the most to a medieval and early modern era, when the port was at the service of a prosperous city like Jaffa, and also of a much wider hinterland. At the foot of the historic city extends a large embankment, which did not exist in the past: as an old photo on display here and relating to the citrus trade shows, once you passed directly onto the boats from the stairs that descended from the old city.
Today the commercial fleet has disappeared, the boats present are those of the fishermen, those for pleasure and those that allow tourist navigation in the surroundings.
The embankment along the port houses pleasant places where you can eat and drink. You can walk on it, enjoying the lively character of the place, and the views towards the beaches and skyscrapers of Tel Aviv, to the north.
Overall, the old port is an essential complement to visiting Old Jaffa.
Written 1 March 2023
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Kathleen P
36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
At the end of the beach of Tel-Aviv, there is the city wall and a street long it ...following the sea to the port...old building ( medieval time), door of Jaffa, restaurants and the port
Written 10 January 2023
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Hong Kong, China4,598 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Solo
…which forms a nice start or end point to any walk along the beaches. There’s not loads to see here but the buildings are pretty amazing.
Written 2 January 2023
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Bluebellplasnewydd
Cardiff, UK2,020 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
This could be a port anywhere. It is old but there is not much activity apart from people strolling and enjoying themselves.
Written 19 December 2022
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betteskid
Boston, MA1,356 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Wandering around Jaffa port is a lot of fun. The views are very nice (although there is quite a bit of construction in some areas just now) and there are a number of restaurants and some shops you can explore. You can also just sit and have a coffee and enjoy the views of the sea.
Written 15 December 2022
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