Ashdod (Jerusalem), Israel



Ashdod is located in the South District of Israel, on the Mediterranean Sea coast. It is a city of over 200,000 people located approximately 70 kilometers from Jerusalem and Beer Sheba. Ashdod is an important regional industrial center and Israel's largest port.

Ashdod is ideally situated for exploring one of the most fascinating cities in the world, Jerusalem.

Things to See & Do

* Fatimid Fortress
* Giv'at Yona (Jona's Hill) - highest point of the city
* Beaches
* Western Wall
* Jerusalem

General Information

Cruise Season - Feb to Dec
Currency - New Shekel (IS) = 100 agorot
Language - Hebrew, Arabic
Population - 205,000 approx.
Electricity - 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus two hours
International Country Telephone Code - + 972

Port Location - The port is located adjacent to the industrial area of Ashdod, in the northern part of the city.

Travel Links - Israel's main entry point for the international traveller, the newly built Terminal 3 at Ben Gurion International Airport, named after Israel's first Prime Minister, is situated near Lod and next to the highway linking Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.

Bus services from Ben Gurion International Airport and most Israeli cities are frequent, cheap, and efficient. There are also rail services available.