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“Well worth it.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Old Jaffa

Old Jaffa
Yefet Street | South Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
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Ranked #8 of 120 Attractions in Tel Aviv
Type: Neighborhoods, Historic Sites, Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks
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Littleton, Colorado
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“Well worth it.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

If you get the chance...ride a bike along the beach all the way to the Jaffa Port. Watch folks play kadema, stop to watch the surfers, and enjoy the safe bike lanes all the way there. The old
city is an adventure. Be prepared to climb many stairs but you will be very glad you did. The views alone make it worthwhile, but the shopping and restaurants are the cherry on top. We loved it!

Visited February 2013
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“Charming, quiet, pleasant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Wish I could have stayed longer, spoke Hebrew, and visited more places when they were open.

I visited on a Saturday morning so parking was easy and crowds were thin.

Visited March 2013
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New York City, New York
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“A different experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

This is the place to go for a break from Tel Aviv and it's modern character. This place truly lets you know 'you're not in Kansas anymore.' Whether strolling around or eating, it's a step back in history and a different and wonderful cultural experience. Eat at Afloka while you're there and read City of Oranges before visiting.

Visited March 2013
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Santa Clara, California
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“A walk into ancient history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

...and just a short walk away from your hotel!

Take a walk along the beach to Old Jaffa during the day. Take some time before to do a little research on the area or pickup a local guide.

Knowing what you are seeing makes the time 10x more informative and valuable.

There are restaurants there as well as shops. Some of the shops are VERY touristy and try to hard-sell you on some of their overpriced products.

The restaurants are small and wonderful.

If you see an Arab Bakery - stop and try something.

I have never gone wrong.

Plus, next time you have a JAFFA ORANGE, you'll know the history of Jaffa...

There's just something about eating a Jaffa orange while in the Old City of Jaffa!

Visited February 2013
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Haifa, Israel
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“Jaffa Port”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Beautiful fishing harbor, fish market, art and wonderful restaurants. View of the coast and the Tel Aviv skyline.

Visited March 2013
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