Jaffa is one big attraction. Whether you are looking for panoramic seascapes, biblical churches, good food (some are even Kosher), flea market antiques, artists’ colony, socially aware restaurants run by the blind and the handicapped or whatever. Here you have it in walking distance from your hotel in Tel Aviv. Let us know which Jaffa you like the best!
Home of Simon the Tanner
The best-known rooftop in Jaffa belongs to the House of Simon the Tanner (Acts 10:9-47). It is recognizable by the neighboring lighthouse. The house and roof are now closed for renovation – or to give Mrs. Zakarian some rest.
The Libyan Synagogue (Khan Zunana)
This building was purchased or constructed by Rabbi Yaakov Ben David Zunana, for “The Committee of Israeli Officials and Lords in Istanbul” to serve as a Khan (public hostel), with a synagogue and mikveh (ritual bath) for Jewish pilgrims. This port of Jaffa was the only entry port for pilgrims who arrived in Israel. They were all primarily headed to Jerusalem.
According to Greek mythology the King of Jaffa – Cepheus, and his daughter Andromeda, who was renowned for her great beauty.
“The Armenian Courtyard” (St. Nicholas’ Abbey)
According to the Armenian tradition this is where the home of Simon the Tanner stood.
The Sea Walls Promenade
BlackOut restaurant offers visitors the experience of eating in complete darkness as if you were blind.
Na Laga’at – deaf-blind theater troupe
Kapish Café offers light meals served by deaf and hearing impaired waiters.
The Sea Mosque (Jama al Bahr)
A small mosque located in the northern side of the Slope Park, on the Sea Wall Promenade. The mosque was renovated in 1997, and is not open to visitors.
St. George’s Church is the main Greek-Orthodox church in Jaffa, built at the end of the 19th century with a prominent bell tower.
The Jaffa Seaside Park (Jaffa Slope Park): Along the coast of the Ajami neighborhood of Jaffa, a dump of over 200 dunams construction waste have been transformed into green gassy hills is the Jaffa Slope Park, one of Tel Aviv-Jaffa’s most beautiful parks.
Andromeda Hill Complex is a giant luxury complex, including residential and holiday rental apartments.