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.