When taking a cruise holiday that visits Ashdod, the first and best, place to begin exploring is at Givat Yonah; the traditional site of the tomb of sea-faring Jonah the Prophet, who was said to be swallowed by a whale.
With white-washed Mediterranean style buildings and its many beaches, it is easy to see why it is such a popular city for visitors. [ReadMoreMob] Take time to sample some of the local food here, which includes traditional falafel, hummus, pitta breads; washed down with a good strong coffee, whilst people watching.
The new glass-roofed ‘winged’ Ashdod Art Museum and the Corinne Maman Museum are both worth visiting, the latter has a unique interior design which echoes the city’s ancient history.
Journey to the Holy Land
No visit to Israel would be complete without a visit to Jerusalem and Bethlehem. A perfect chance to follow paths and visit sites from the story of Jesus, including the Garden of Gethsemane, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Church of the Nativity.