Jaffa (Yafo) is one of the ancient port cities in Israel and the Mediterranean basin. It has a strong link to the historic events that took place in the Land of and the Eastern Mediterranean basin since the dawn of settlement there. Yafo is built on a high cliff that juts from the shoreline into the sea, with port at its foot. In recent years, Yafo has been renewed and the old narrow streets and courtyards have become a highly integrated part of Tel Aviv’s urban tapestry. The Flea Market is a well- known attraction of the area and the new hip restaurants, bars, and stores give the area its unique character of mixing the old and the new.