The City of Ashdod is famous for its highly diverse population, with immigrants from many countries around the world. The Port of Ashdod has a long coastline with several public beaches and many shopping opportunities in both modern shopping malls and Arab street markets. In the Old Jewish Quarter, shoppers can find jewelry, leather goods, carpets, precious stones, wine, glassware, and silverware.
The Port of Ashdod’s location is perfect for day trips to Jerusalem, where tourists will find almost unlimited opportunities to visit religious and archaeologically-important places. Also within day-trip distance are the Dead Sea and Bethlehem.
Travelers who want to see the Port of Ashdod by sea can find a comprehensive list of scheduled cruises at the Cruise Compete website.