One of the most ancient ports in the world, Yafo’s port was mentioned in the Book of Jonah, was destroyed by Napoleon’s army in 1799 and later rebuilt by the Ottomans. It served as the main point of entry during the British Mandate and welcomed waves of Jewish immigrants. Today, fisherman still catch fresh fish along the wharfs where charter companies also offer boating excursions. There area boasts several excellent seafood restaurants, and Ali Karavan—widely considered the best hummus joint in Israel—is also not far away. The port’s main hangar is undergoing dramatic change, and will soon reopen as a cultural and shopping center similar to the Tel Aviv port.