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Tel Aviv is the second largest city in Israel, a global city located on the Mediterranean coastline. Known as "The City That Never Sleeps", it is a popular international tourist destination, renowned for its 24-hour culture, beaches, bars, restaurants, cafés, parks, shopping, cosmopolitan lifestyle, and landmark neighborhoods. Tel Aviv has been named the third "hottest city for 2011" (behind only New York City and Tangier) by Lonely Planet, third-best in the Middle East and Africa by Travel and Leisure magazine (behind only Cape Town and Jerusalem), and the ninth-best beach city in the world by National Geographic. In many surveys, Tel Aviv has been ranked as one of the top destinations in the world.

Tel-Aviv is where Israel's transformation from a stretch of farmland into a high-tech wonder started over two decades ago. The first startup boom took place in the 1990s, but during the past several years, a new generation of startups has begun to emerge, transforming Tel-Aviv into an oasis of creativity and innovation, labeled by Wired Magazine as one of the "Hottest Startup Capitals" and ranked by Globe and Mail as the most creative city in the world.

Tel Aviv has come a long way in a hundred years. Starting as a Jewish community founded on the border of Jaffa in 1909, it has received its name from the title of Theodor Herzl’s Zionist book "Old New Land" (in German). Indeed the city of Tel Aviv literally reflects an amalgamation of the old with the new.

The city Tel Aviv - Jaffa has become modern, with polished skyscrapers and available Wi-Fi in almost every coffee shop. At the same time, conservation projects are carried out all over the city: renovating historical milestones such as 'Sarona', agricultural colony formerly established by German Templars; the Jaffa Port and its first railway station; Habima Theater locality and countless Bauhaus-style buildings - for which Tel Aviv has been recognized by UNESCO as "Cultural Heritage Site'' in 2003.

One anchored attraction of the city is Jaffa, which is often referred to as the oldest active port in the world. Jaffa is mentioned in the writings of ancient Egyptian, as well as the Bible, awash with historical monuments and its Mediterranean traditional nature. Along with respect for traditions, Jaffa now Hostel dozens of galleries, design shops, cafes and restaurants with Mediterranean character that combines both modern and traditional ambiance.

The beauty of Tel Aviv - Jaffa lies in the small pleasures: a stroll, biking along the beach, or chatting at the coffee shop. Few places manage to provide such a sense of vividness, and at the same time so homely and welcoming atmosphere. Other tourist attractions such as Jerusalem, Caesarea, Acre, Nazareth, and the Dead Sea, are within a short ride from Tel-Aviv.


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Jaffa

Jaffa (known as Yafo in Hebrew and Yaffa in Arabic) is an ancient city thought to be one of the oldest in the world. Yafo is historically, culturally and anthropologically rich, and offers a wealth of exciting activities. Visit its numerous landmarks, winding side streets, historic attractions, beautifully restored old neighborhoods, bustling flea market and arts venues.

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Neve Tzedek and the Station Locality

Founded in 1887—22 years before Tel Aviv was established—Neve Tzedek (Oasis of Justice) is the city’s oldest and first Jewish neighborhood. During the early 20th century, Neve Tzedek was home to prominent writers and artists, including S.Y. Agnon and Nachum Gutman. Today the neighborhood, with its picturesque houses and narrow streets, is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful parts of the city, with an atmosphere that evokes an artists’ colony or small European village. Its main thoroughfare, Shabazi Street, is also one of Tel Aviv’s most stylish strips, lined with popular cafes, restaurants and designer boutiques.

The Station, located south of Neve Tzedek, was founded two centuries ago as part of the first railway line between Turkey and Egypt. Today the complex occupies about twenty acres and contains 22 buildings from different eras, recovered impressively.

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The White City

There is no place like leafy Rothschild, Tel Aviv's first boulevard, for its number and variety of fascinating buildings. The living architecture museum lining the boulevard and surrounding streets displays architectural gems in the International style, as well as from other periods. History bestowed upon Tel Aviv unique architectural gems, first and foremost, the world's largest concentration of Bauhaus buildings. It all started in the mid-1920s, when the cheeky "teenaged" city began to signal that it was already grown up and starting to become a metropolis.

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