Tel Aviv is about living in the present. The city overlooking the turquoise sea has a brief history, Israel as a country has a complex past.

But that is of little interest to many young people now living in Tel Aviv or to visitors to the exciting city with the famous sandy beach. All they want to do is simply live, and celebrate the joy of being alive. Which they do, with great enthusiasm and plenty of charm. Everyone is welcome in Tel Aviv.

The Big Orange, as the city is affectionately known for the oranges that come from neighbouring Jaffa, instantly lets visitors know that they can relax and make themselves comfortable here. Interesting museums, galleries full of exciting contemporary art, the world’s biggest Bauhaus open-air museum, seemingly endless sandy beaches with non-stop action every night, beach restaurants such as La La Land and the ancient port of Jaffa next door, the city of 400,000 has so much to offer. Not to mention the many nightclubs that seem to pop up all over the city! According to the popular saying, «Haifa works, Jerusalem prays and Tel Aviv parties.» And how! Tel Aviv is definitely a hot spot on the Mediterranean.

City Facts

  • Location

    Second largest city in Israel. Port on the Mediterranean coast.

  • Population

    about 410,000

  • Size

    52 km²

  • Public transport

    Best by bus. Very modern, well developed, inexpensive network.

  • Climate

    Mediterranean climate. Not usually colder than 10° in winter. Temperatures between 24°C and 30°C in summer.

  • Best time to visit

    The sun shines practically every day. If it does rain, it’s usually in winter.

  • Good to know

    Taxi drivers are obliged to use the taximeter. It’s better not to accept a set price. And no – the taximeter is never broken!

  • Nice to know

    Thanks to the mild weather and flat location, it’s great to travel around the city by bicycle.

  • Airport

    Ben Gurion International Airport, approx. 15 km outside Tel Aviv.

  • Railway

    There are usually three trains an hour between the airport and Tel Aviv. The airport’s railway station is one floor below the Arrivals hall. The travel time to Tel Aviv is about 20 minutes.

  • Taxi

    If there isn’t too much traffic, it’s about 15 to 20 minutes to the city.