Jaffa

From hip Noga in the north to quiet Ajami in the south, Jaffa preserves the old while embracing the new.

Ancient biblical treasures grace Old Jaffa's alleys while Ajami's modern promenades shine along the coast. Searching for inspiration in flea markets and cutting-edge galleries, the young creatives of Noga maintain a status that is impossibly hip. In Jaffa, every turned corner is a novel experience.

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On the Map

Jaffa is bordered by Florentin, Neve Ofer, Shabazi, Old Jaffa, Dakar, Giv'at Herzl, Tzahalon, Neve Tzedek, and Ajami

Ben Gurion International Airport 20 minutes by taxi
Tel Aviv Port 7 minutes by taxi
Yarkon Park 15 minutes by taxi
Rothschild Boulevard 13 minutes by taxi

  • Public transit is Possible
  • Having a car is Possible

Endless Treasures in Shuk Hapishpeshim

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Trinkets, bobbles, and artist workshops line narrow lanes.

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Priceless pieces may only cost a few shekels.

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The flea market is a true treasure hunter's paradise.

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Maybe you'll meet a friendly guide along the way.

Art and Culture in Noga

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Noga is a small neighborhood in Jaffa known for its art galleries and hip cafes.

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Wall art, latte art, cafes as art.

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Modern galleries are neighbors with historic buildings in Noga's American-German colony, founded in the late 19th century.

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In Noga, new trends have age-old roots.

Jaffa's Beaches by the Port

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Catch a wave, some rays, or a parasail flight.

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Jaffa's long stretch of beach offers ample space for the activity of your choice.

Late Night Eats in Jaffa

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Heading to dinner at 10pm is common in Jaffa.

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Restaurants line the streets, and Tel Avivians commingle with visitors, filling every chair.

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Extra salt on your fries? More syrup on your Knafeh? You got it.

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Just make sure you can still bike home.

Photography

Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

David Vaaknin

David is an editorial and commercial photographer specializing in environmental portraiture, reportage, landscape, travel and lifestyle photography, currently based in Jerusalem, Israel. http://dvphotonet.com/