Old Jaffa is one of the most attractive places to tour in Tel Aviv-Jaffa. The city which has always been the entry to the ancient land of Israel is succeeding, even today, its traditional aromas and fragrances which have always characterized it There is a marina at the Port and many people sail from here on pleasure trips. A variety of sea trips leave here daily to view the outstanding sight of the horizon of Tel Aviv-Jaffa from the direction of the sea. From the Port it is possible to climb narrow steps to the top of the Old Jaffa Hill.
At the top of the hill is the Franciscan Church of St.
Peter, which was established in the 17th Century, in which it is possible to visit the room where, the clergy strongly claim, Napoleon stayed after the capture of the city. The churches built in Jaffa belong to the main Christian streams, such as the Catholic, the Russian Patriarchate, the Greek Orthodox Church, the Greek-Catholic Church, the Lebanese-Marronic Church, the Armenian Church the Egyptian Coptic Church and the Lutheran Church. One of the most important sites for Christianity in Jaffa is the house of Simon the Tanner.
On the roof of this house was the miracle of the unclean foods that became clean in the eyes of the Christians and, from here, he went out first to bring the message to all the peoples and not just to the Jews.
Not far from here is the grave of St.
Tabitha, who died at a young age and, because of good deeds, was returned to life by St. Peter, who said to her’ “Tabitha Rise”.