Jaffa is a port city with long and reach History. In Biblical times it was known as port-of-entry for the Cedars of Lebanon for Solomon’s Temple (II Chr. 2:15), as well as the place from where Jonah embarked for Tarshish (Jonah 1:3).
The New Testament records Jaffa as the place where Peter recieved direct instruction to eat “unclean” animals and to share the Gospel with non-Jews (Acts 10).
Jaffa was the main port of entry to the Holy Land up to the turn of the 20th century, and since 1948 it is an artist colony. Among its main attractions are Ramses II’s Gate Garden , House of Simon the Tanner , Adina Plastelina , Ben Zion Yemenite Jewlery Workshop , home of Ilana Goor , Saint Michael Greek-Orthodox Church , Saint Peter’s Catholic church , and the underground archaeological park “Kikar Kedumim” . Opposite Jaffa is the popular Flea Market .
Jaffa, in Hebrew Yafo ( Hebrew: יפו, Yāfō ) and in Arabic Yaffa ( Arabic: يَافَا) and also called Japho or Joppa, the southern and oldest part of Tel Aviv-Jaffa, is an ancient port city in Israel.
|Jaffa on Tripadvisor|
Points of Interest in the Area
|“Hatachana” – Jaffa Railway Station|
|Day tour of Jaffa and Tel-Aviv|
Book a Private Tour to Jaffa
Jaffa is in the southern part of Tel-Aviv and takes about 2 hours to explore.