Ashdod, the 5th largest city and the busiest port in the country. A port existed in Ashdod during biblical times and it was one of the 5 major Philistine towns. Later on it changed hands from Philistines to Israelites… Byzantines…Crusaders… and Arabs, who were there till 1948. The Arabic town had the same name, but it was pronounced “Isdod”.
In 1956 the modern city of Ashdod was established on virgin sands, outside the historic settlement area, by waves of immigrants, initially from North Africa and later from Russia. As a planned city, expansion in Ashdod follows a main development plan, which facilitates traffic and prevents air pollution in residential areas, despite the growing population.
SEE OUR LIST OF CRUISE EXCURSIONS FROM ASHDOD PORT BELOW which can be adapted to your own specifications.
As the schedule for shore excursions is tight, the tour routes below reflect that constraint. Our objectives are:
♦ To open a small window towards understanding…the sites…the people…the history and present
♦ To vividly bring to life your visions and perceptions of the Holy Land
♦ To make your day memorable and enjoyable