Welcome to Tel Aviv – one of Israel’s major cities on the shores of the breathtaking Mediterranean Sea. Israel’s Ben Gurion International Airport is a short drive from the city center. Tel-Aviv (also called “Tel Aviv Jaffa”) is a bustling city with shops, shopping malls, museums, art and culture with an exhilarating 24-hour buzz. Travel throughout Tel Aviv is effortless with a good choice of buses, shared and private taxis, and a comprehensive railway.
10 FACTS ABOUT TEL AVIV
- Young City: 1 of every 3 residence is between the ages 18-35!
- Beach City: With 14 kilometers of beach and 300 days of sun it’s no wonder National Geographic ranked Tel Aviv among the Top 10 Beach Cities in the World
- Culture City: Tel Aviv-Jaffa is Israel’s centre of art, entertainments, gastronomy, design and architecture. It is home to the Israel Philharmonic, the Israeli Opera, the Bat Sheva Dance Troupe and numerous theatres
- Start-up City: Greater Tel Aviv is the heart of the Israeli “Start-up Nation” phenomenon and home to 600 start-ups
- Nightlife City: An incredibly vibrant nightlife scene, hundreds of bars and clubs led the New York Times to declare the city “The Capital of Mediterranean Cool”
- Green City: 20% of the total area of the city is green, and a new tree is planted every two hours. The city enjoys 120 kilometers of bicycle paths
- Old and New City: Jaffa is the oldest active port in the world, dating back 3000 years. Tel Aviv is an ultra-modern metropolis that was founded slightly over 100 years ago
- Multicultural City: Tel Aviv-Jaffa warmly embraces people of all religions, ethnic groups, and nationalities
- Gay-friendly: Tel Aviv is considered one of the most gay-friendly and safe cities in the world
- White City: Declared by UNESCO a World Cultural Heritage Site, Tel Aviv White City is an outstanding example of new town planning and architecture in the early 20th century