Joffa used to be the port of Jerusalem. In the Old Testament, it was used a lot for shipping in wood (Joshua 19:46-47, 2 Chronicles 2:16, Ezra 3:7). It’s also where Jonah left from (Jonah 1:3).
Yuval reckons Joffa is only a day’s walk from Jerusalem. I don’t know how fast or fit someone would have to be to walk from Joffa to Jerusalem in a day, but it’s only about 50km.
These days, it’s not longer a major international trade port. It’s mostly used for fishing.
We stopped for morning tea…
… in a book shop.
There was an Orthodox convent overlooking the sea…
… right next to a mosque
This line shows where the city wall used to be.
Joffa has a mixture of architecture.