Updated: Aug 20, 2021
Ashkelon is a beautiful beach city with fantastic beaches, cafes and restaurants
First stop - Tel Ashkelon National Park: antiques, picnic, and stunning beach. It is worth starting with a tour of antiquities - the remains of a city from the Middle Canaanite period. From the hill, there is a lovely viewpoint of the park and the sea. The park has many lawns with tables and benches for picnics and barbecues.
And after all that - the icing on the cake - the beach of the national park. Quiet, large beach. In the middle of the week, it is almost empty.
Apart from the beach of Tel Ashkelon, along the shoreline of Ashkelon, there are beautiful beaches you should visit. In the Marina, you will find many cafes, ice cream parlors, and restaurants overlooking the yachts docking there in the Marina.
If after all this you are hungry, you should go to Annona - a well-known bistro in Ashkelon (and rightly so). The menu is dairy and includes salads, pizzas, pasta, varied entrees, and a changing daily menu. I have eaten here several times, and it was always great. Anona is closed on Saturday.
Next to Anona you will also find a stunning shop for home decor.
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