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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edmondite
edmond, oklahoma1,170 contributions
A great place to explore! They also have a few restaurants and gelato along the water. See old churches built into the wall, sailboats, fishing boats, and there was some kind of group performance happening under a canopy. Restrooms in the warehouse were locked but we found porta potties in another area. We walked through the boat area and came to a warehouse where they were selling fresh fish.
Written April 18, 2022
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Israel R
Ra'anana, Israel16,126 contributions
The port of Jaffa is well known as the port from which “Jonah the prophet” embarked on god’s mission to Tarshish after refusing to go to the city of Nineveh, the capital of Assyria. During this journey he was swallowed by “The Whale”.
Look for the "The Smiley Whale" fountain near Ilana Goor’s museum on Pasteur Street in Old Jaffa.
Jaffa Port, a very nice place to hike, smell the sea, soak up the fishing harbor atmosphere, visit one of the fish restaurants (note, most of them are tourist traps) with fish meals and very good salads. If you arrive in the afternoon and you are lucky you may get a stunning sunset, especially if the sky is slightly cloudy.
Recently the port is in a period of most extensive renovations and improvements that should be completed in about two years, take this into account. In any case this is not a reason to miss the tour of the port.
If you are interested in fresh fish and/or seafood, my recommendation is to arrive early in the morning when the fishing boats returns from the sea.
An open market of the finest fresh sea products is opened on the dock.
Written April 7, 2020
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Kim G
Pacific Grove, CA3,134 contributions
One of the oldest ports in the world, Jappa Port remains functional today. With a significant history and being in continuous operation for 4,000 years, numerous cultures have used this ancient port throughout time. The cedars of Lebanon for Solomon's Temple were shipped to Jaffa Port. The Prophet Jonah embarked on his voyage to Tarshish from "Joppa" instead of Nineveh, defying God's wishes, hence encountering the "Great Fish". Buildings of Jerusalem Limestone scale the hillside, inviting tourists to explore the narrow alleyways and visit artist's galleries. . Note the lighthouse which presides above the port. Jaffa Port is a beautiful, historical gem of Israel and definitely a must see.
Written November 7, 2020
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NickDavis
London320 contributions
Walked through here several times and nearly ate at the Old Man and The Sea (went to Old Jaffa area instead). The port offers sea trips and also has working fishing boats. Along the Jetty area are a series of restaurants several of which were busy. However we felt that there was a lack of atmosphere in the location hence area in the Old Jaffa area instead. We do recommend the walk from here north along the sea front to tel Avi and that promenade was very popular around sunset which was spectacular provided not cloudy or raining.
Written January 4, 2020
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Cleviton
Apollo Beach, FL22 contributions
The Port of Jaffa was a nice place to walk around. It was very cool to be walking on streets and in buildings that were from ancient times. The Mediterranean Sea is right along the boardwalk. There were many restaurants to choose from and several stores to shop at. One of the old streets near the port had local craft people selling their merchandise which were very unique and reasonably priced. We were able to find a restaurant on the street a few blocks in from the boardwalk that had delicious shwarma. I ighly recommend walking around the Port of Jaffa.
Written March 9, 2020
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niksk001
Philadelphia, PA795 contributions
Jaffa Port is a nice walking area. Although it does not have any "spectacular sites", it has a very special feel. Although, IMHO, Jaffa Port is one of the main Jaffa's attractions, I would not spend too much time there.
Written January 25, 2020
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Sivarnee
Bangkok, Thailand1,068 contributions
The Jaffa port (also known as Namal Yafo) was the ancient port of Tel Aviv, and the world. Why does the sea smell like the sea? Jaffa was the port used by King Solomon to construct the first temple. Tel Aviv has the highest standard of living of any city in Israel, it was 'The New York of Israel'. With a bit of knowledge, be sure to spend time around the Jaffa port. At present, and modern day Tel Aviv had grown and old port used largely by local fishermen and freights firms who continue the centuries on competence based.
Written December 11, 2019
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Bilge S
San Francisco, CA867 contributions
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I have enjoyed this port very much. It is very natural and quiet. The view of the Jaffa Old Town from the port is very amazing.
Written December 6, 2012
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Bogdan-Alexandru Baron-Mihai
Bucharest, Romania31 contributions
It was one of the places I wanted to visit due to the location history. It is well preserved and the old town, the streets and the people are very very nice, indeed.
Written December 18, 2019
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Bish_Paul
Mumbai, India29 contributions
This is the oldest functioning port in the world and the old city and this port makes the walk truly magical!
Written December 1, 2019
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