This guide provides the sophisticated, cosmopolitan visitor with an overview of one of the world's most exciting and interesting modern cities. Written, photographed and edited by a team of ultimate insiders, the guide shows why Israel's commercial and culture capital has for years been a jealously guarded secret known only to a knowledgeable few. This little Levantine city on the Mediterranean was founded only 100 years ago, but it has everything one would expect to find in a worldly metropolis.The guide highlights the best of Tel Aviv's gourmet and casual restaurants; its chic boutiques, hotels, art galleries; and, of course, its legendary nightlife, beautiful beaches and dynamic cafe culture. Amongst the listings are several places that were known only to locals - until now. It includes a fascinating account of the city's rich and unique history, from its founding in 1909 as a tiny, dusty community just outside the ancient port city of Jaffa through its phenomenal growth during the 1930s and 1940s.
It also includes intimate, knowledgeable descriptions of the character and highlights of each of Tel Aviv's five major areas, plus a lighthearted summary of the various reputations attached to each of the city's popular beaches.