In this section we have compiled five sites that no visit to Ashdod would be perfect without. Together they weave history, nature, and culture, and through a combination of old and new, natural and man-made, they form a window into what makes Ashdod such an extraordinary city. It is recommended to combine a visit to these sites with a meal at one of the nearby restaurants, have a refreshing drink, or a short shopping spree.
Museum of the Philistine Culture
Corin Maman Philistine Museum of Culture is the only one of its kind in Israel and in the world focused on the Philistine culture. The permanent display “The World of the Philistines” is very unique and offers a new angle on ancient culture through digital tools.
Givat Yona is a beautiful observation point overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and the Ashdod Port. According to various Muslim traditions, it is the burial site of the prophet Jonah son of Amitai.
Sea of Sands
Tourism Ashdod is pleased to invite you to the “Sea of Sands” tour: The most talked-about reserve in Ashdod opens before us fascinating and mysterious worlds. Among the golden sands we will search for animal tracks, burrows and clues, we will hear the story of the grain of sand – where did the sands come from and how dunes were formed, we will climb to the top of the dune and come galloping down, and finally we will sit under the ancient sycamore trees and enjoy the breeze, a stroll at sunset, in the light of the full moon, or in the crisp morning air.
נקודת מפגש: ביג פאשן מול H&M
Popular homemade food in a worker’s diner located in the old commercial center of Bet Quarter. It all contains delicious kitchen magic, cooking in pots from daybreak with a great deal of warmth and love.