Panoramic view of Tel Aviv. Buy plane tickets to Tel Aviv
The Old City of Jaffa. Buy plane tickets to Tel Aviv
Mediterranean Beach. Buy plane tickets to Tel Aviv
Abrasha Park. Buy plane tickets to Tel Aviv
Falafel and hummus. Buy plane tickets to Tel Aviv
Panoramic view of Tel Aviv
The Old City of Jaffa
Mediterranean Beach
Abrasha Park
Falafel and hummus
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Tel Aviv, founded in the early 20th century as a suburb of Jaffa, is now the second biggest city in Israel. Tourists from all over the world come to Tel Aviv to admire its modern architecture and enjoy the beautiful beaches of the Mediterranean, as well as the abundant restaurants and nightclubs.

The fastest and easiest way to get to the economic and cultural centre of Israel is to fly. Aeroflot operates direct flights to Tel Aviv (duration: 4h and 40m). They arrive at Ben Gurion Airport, located 14 kilometres from the city centre.

To save money, buy round-trip tickets, and be sure to book in advance.

 

General flight information Moscow  → Tel Aviv

Distance between cities

2 641 km

Time difference in winter

-1 h

Time difference in summer

0 h

Average direct flight time

4 h 15 min

What to see

For ancient architecture and places of interest, head to the southern outskirts of the Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality, Jaffa. In 1950, the city merged with Tel Aviv but retained its identity. The first mention of Jaffa dates back to the 15th century BC. It is referred to in the Bible on various occasions. Legend has it that it was here that Noah built his ark, Perseus freed Andromeda and the prophet Jonah started his ill-fated journey

The Neve Tzedek district, the predecessor of Tel Aviv, was built 22 years before the city was founded. The quarter consists of low tiled houses of varied architecture, built at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. Having miraculously survived demolition and received the status of an architectural monument, Neve Tzedek stands surrounded by modern skyscrapers as an island of the recent past.

The Azrieli Centre (Merkaz Azrieli) observation deck, the highest in Israel, provides an extensive panorama of the city. The complex is an architectural ensemble of three towers: one round, one triangular and one square. The skyscrapers contain offices, restaurants and hotels, while down below, in a separate building, is a huge shopping complex.

The Carmel market (Shuk HaCarmel) is the largest and most famous in Tel Aviv. It has everything, from exotic spices and fresh fish to books and clothes. It is open every day except Saturday. Shuk HaCarmel is near Nahalat Benjamin Street, where arts and crafts fairs are held on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Once you’ve enjoyed the atmosphere of the noisy and colorful Eastern bazaar, escape from the bustle of the city at the Yarkon Park (Park HaYarkon). Considered the ‘green lungs’ of Tel Aviv, it is locals’ favorite place to relax. With an area of 4 km2, it offers spacious lawns, stone and cactus gardens, topiary and exotic gardens, several memorial complexes, and an artificial lake with waterfowl.

Twelve sandy beaches sprawl out along the city’s Mediterranean coast. All of them, with the exception of Hazuk, are free. After getting your fill of swimming, you can stroll along the shady lanes of Rothschild Boulevard, try hummus at the legendary restaurant Abu Hassan on HaDolfin Street, and go dancing at Jaffa Port in the evening.