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Flights to Tel Aviv land at Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV), also known as Tel Aviv Airport. The airport is located 19 km southeast of Tel Aviv, and is the largest and busiest international airport of Israel. Originally known as Wilhelma Airport when it was built in Palestine in 1936, it was renamed in 1973 after Israel's first Prime Minister David Ben Gurion.
The airport is a hub to numerous airlines which include, EI AI, which cheap flights you can find on the Crazyllama.com, Israir Airlines, Sun d'Or International Airlines and Arkia Israel Airlines . The Ben Gurion International Airport has four terminals and three runways. There are also various modes of local transport for city transfer, which include rail, limousine, private shuttle services and Inter-city bus lines.
The second most populous city in Israel, after Jerusalem, Tel Aviv is located along the country’s Mediterranean coastline. As one of the world’s oldest cities and a place where history from thousands of years come together, Yafo is a top destination for tourists in Tel Aviv. Originally founded as a Jewish garden suburb in 1909 on the port of Yafo, Tel Aviv has evolved into a massive cultural and economic centre.
Known from the Bible as the port from which Jonah began his journey before being swallowed by a fish, Yafo currently serves as the major import and export hub of the region. A truly unique destination, the 4,000-year-old city of Tel Aviv Yafo draws you in with its antique charms, relaxed beaches and trendy stops. You could even get a peek at Andromeda’s rock and bask in the effigy of the great, beautiful myth.
Yafo, popularly known as Old Jaffa, is home to the old port, and as a melting pot of Arab and Jewish populations, it has the most unique atmosphere in all of Tel Aviv. There are lots to do in Yafo, from having a taste of the famous Jaffa oranges to browsing through cafés, restaurants, various shops, galleries and historical museums. Also, make sure to take your palate on an adventure with some legendary humus or visit the local fishermen at the habor. This ancient world, partly situated on a hill, gives you magnificent views of the Mediterranean Sea.
A key attraction in Yafo, the flea market is where you immerse yourself in the culture of the city an take in the sounds, sites and smells of the uniquely small streets and alleyways, which are lined with boutique and craft shops as well as artists galleries and studios, not to forget Yafo’s lovely and interesting restaurants.
Shuk-a-pishpishim, a flea market, has grown over the entire territory of the old city, and mainly sells antiques and unnecessary trash. Here you can find both - old furniture, taken out by the owners in order to vacate the apartment for rent, as well as renovated one, but for quite a different price. Or jewelry from precious metals and stones, paintings, antiques and modern Chinese magnets or any other trash. Everything is sold here, except for tickets to Tel Aviv.
Jaffa’s streets are filled with some of the best and most mouthwatering foods you can eat. Try quality fish and meat dishes at the Itzik HaGadol, served with endless salads, sauces and dips, plus chips, pickles, falafel and eggplant if you so desire.
There’s also Shawarma Bino where warm and luscious pitas are filled with veal, lamb meat, and delicious lamb fat, including additions of red eggplant salad, chopped onion or chuma pepper if you choose. There’s no better place to order seafood than where they are freshly caught from the sea right in front of you. The fish and chips shack in Jaffa serves perfectly cooked fish that is juicy on the inside and crispy on the outside; the perfect street food for a day of walking and exploring.
The popular drinks you really should try while in Tel Aviv include, Sachlav, which is a warm, milky and thick sweet smelling beverage served with crushed nut toppings or cinnamon, and coconut.
There is also Botz, which is similar to Turkish black coffee, and Bira shechora, which is a slightly sweet Hebrew black beer, and there’s also freshly squeezed pomegranate juice, which can be found in many stalls and kiosks on the streets of the city. This list will be incomplete without a mention of Arak, the clear and unsweetened, spirit sold all over Israel.
Arak is a hard liquor, which turns milky when mixed with water and ice, and tastes quite like licorice. Arak is usually served with appetizers, and has a variety of up to ten brands which include, Aluf Ha’arak, Arak Masada and Arak Ashkelon.