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Despite the fact that officially Jaffa is part of the city of Tel-Aviv-Jaffa, it does deserve a place of its own in our list of cities...
Jaffa is actually linked to the south part of Tel-Aviv, but has some characteristics of its own, mainly:

  • It was there first: Jaffa was enhabited quite some time before Tel-Aviv was. It was for years the gate to Israel as a main port city.
  • It has a mixed population: Muslim Christian and Jewish people live here in peace for many years.
When visiting Jaffa you will find it less "clean-cut" than Tel-Aviv, and perhaps more authentic. It is as colourful as a mediterranean city gets :-)

Jaffa city guide