1. Ashdod Yam Fortress
Ashdod Yam Fortress was constructed by Caliph Abd al-Malik at the stop of the seventh century CE on the ruins of a Byzantine settlement. Excavations and the preservation of the web site commenced in the 1960s, and proceed right until nowadays. The internet site is at present totally free and open up to the community.
During excavations of the website, archaeologists and condition officers fortified the retaining walls, eradicated sand, developed new concrete floors and paved roads to make the fortress obtainable. In addition, sunshine handles and lighting have been installed, and a modest terrace overlooking the beach front was included.
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In addition to the 800-meter spectacle described earlier mentioned, site visitors and locals alike can also view another audiovisual spectacle that is staying projected on the western partitions of the fortress, and that tells the tale of Ashdod from historic moments. This presentation will get put on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8 p.m.
Selling price: NIS 10
2. Orot Ashdod
The town of Ashdod not long ago launched an 800-meter-lengthy interactive audiovisual undertaking known as Orot Ashdod that integrates movie art projections, light and laser effects, drinking water screens and holograms.
The exhibit starts at the Ashdod Municipality making, in which readers can look at a presentation about the development of the city, the sea and its port.
Afterward, people are intended to stroll toward the Ashdod Artwork Museum – Monart Heart, all the whilst suffering from light and seem consequences that appear to be to lengthen all the way into the sea. Soon after the museum, the show continues at Ashdod Yam Park, the place a video art present will be projected onto a big drinking water monitor.
Performances commence at 8:30 p.m. just about every day of the 7 days, besides for Friday night.
We decided to just take a go to to Ashdod after hearing rumors of the brilliant mild present that’s taking location there each evening. We’d arrived at the metropolis previously in the working day, and so we began our exciting journey at the Ashdod Yam Fortress.
3. Ashdod Fortress Ecological Park
Not much from the fortress, you will obtain the Ashdod Fortress Ecological Park, which is spread out in excess of 30 hectares (75 acres).
You can select any of three going for walks paths: the Beach Route, the Orchard Path or the Deer Path. At all 3 of them, you are going to discover indicators that consist of a plethora of details about the terrain, the fauna and the flora of the park. A person of the paths also athletics signs along the way that describe encouraged yoga positions and workout routines guests can do as they wander along the path.
Ashdod Fortress Ecological Park is open up all 7 days, and entrance is cost-free of cost.
If you’re fascinated in a guided tour, you can join a tour led by Alex Epstein, who is presently supplying sunset excursions on Wednesdays that begin at the fortress and end at the ecological park.
4. Lachish River
The Lachish River, which flows as a result of the heart of Ashdod, has for a number of a long time now been going through restoration and purification, and once all over again you can see pedal boats on the river. Older Israelis could possibly remember the times when the Lachish was crystal crystal clear and was a well known position to go boating.
At the moment, readers can hire boats that will get them a kilometer and a 50 percent down the river, from the activity park that is situated following to the riverbed all the way to the mouth of the river the place it empties into the Mediterranean Sea.
Boats are accessible for rental all week extended via September, 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Price: NIS 60 for 50 percent an hour of sailing.
5. Bicycle together
The Nahal Lachish promenade is a amazing put to get a stroll, and from the morning you will come across dozens of entertaining sights alongside the way. For case in point, there is Bicycle Jointly, a store the place you can lease 4-human being quadricycles. Using 1 of these is loads of pleasurable and is a excellent way to have interaction in athletic action with the full family.
You can experience the quadricycles together a route that starts at the activity park and carries on for two kilometers along the Nahal Lachish promenade.
Together the way, you can delight in the attractive surroundings surrounding the river, pay attention to the birds as they lounge in the vicinity of the h2o, and check out the intriguing sculptures. In addition, you will see stops along the way, just about every a person with yet another riddle that demands to be solved.
Rate for quadricycle: NIS 100 for every hour.
If likely on a bicycle experience sounds a very little way too quiet for you, then you might be intrigued in getting an ATV out for a ride. The ATV path also commences at the sport park, and you can be a part of a tough ride with a guide that will lead you to the Advert Halom Heritage Centre. You will find only the greatest-high-quality ATVs, ideal for adults and small children alike.
Journey lasts 1 hour.
Price tag: NIS 100
Where to eat?
6. Gan Sipur
Whether it’s early early morning or late in the day, eating or halting for a espresso at Gan Sipur is constantly a great concept. This chain, which opened 8 yrs ago in a yard in Holon, now has a department in Ashdod overlooking the lake. This is also a great locale from which to check out the Orot Ashdod laser display that’s projected on the fountain in the lake.
The café’s dairy menu involves a plethora of dishes that are all named for a distinct children’s tale. The foods is extremely contemporary, tasty, servings are generous and company is great. Young children will have a fantastic time at Gan Sipur, which usually means that mom and dad will find the meal calming.
Cafe is kosher and open Sunday by Friday, as nicely as Saturday night.
Area: 1 Mafkura Road, Ashdod Yam Park.
Another excellent dairy solution is Barbarini, which is famed for its pizzas and tabun-baked merchandise. Situated on the ruins of Caza Ono, Barbarini is one particular of Ashdod’s most veteran institutions. Guests will like sitting in the restaurant’s two huge rooms, within of which sits the grand tabun oven, or on the roomy picket balcony, which has a good see. Barbarini is renowned for its abnormal pizzas, this sort of as creamed corn, smoked salmon.
Locale: 74 Rogozin Road, Ashdod.
Aspects: (08) 855-4545.
Translated by Hannah Hochner.