Ashkelon, a city that has grown in leaps and bounds in recent years, is not only sought after by property investors but is also an amazing vacation destination.
The city is brimming with tourist attractions and archaeological sites, and if you’re thinking about experiencing the beauty of Ashkelon, there’s no better way to do it than by visiting the following places in the area:
Not only do you get to take in some sea air but this is the perfect spot to experience the many restaurants, coffee shops and stores in the area. It’s also a popular spot for holiday-makers to bring their children if they want to keep them busy for a few hours.
Ashkelon National Park
This beautiful park is surrounded by a wall that was built in the mid-12th century. The park is filled with ancient archaeological sites such as Roman marble, granite columns and statues, a middle age bronze gate and one of the world’s earliest arches.
Spend some time sailing the Mediterranean Sea on a beautiful sailboat. It’s the perfect way to spend a warm afternoon in Ashkelon. Book an excursion here.
Tomb of Sheikh
This famous tomb sits atop a hill overlooking Ashkelon’s northern beaches and was built during the 13th century. This tomb is part of a series of holy sites that were built by thee Mamelukes along the coastline. It was built in an effort to strengthen the western frontier of Israel. The central chamber within the dome also has a prayer recess.
Yad Mordechai Museum
This museum was opened to pay tribute to the Jewish people in Israel from the beginning of the 20th century up until the establishment of the State of Israel. When paying a visit to the museum, you will find history on the Jews of Warsaw, Poland, the Warsaw ghetto, the ghetto uprising and Mordechai Anilevitz. The museum also showcases the special story of Kibbutz Yad Mordechai, the settlement of the Negev and the battles of 1948 in the southern part of Israel.