The Tel-Aviv-Jaffa metropolitan area is comfortably situated along the shores of the Mediterranean. Visitors can enjoy a 10 km promenade, clean sand beaches, lounge chairs, ice-cream vendors and diehard beach-lovers that swim daily, winter and summer, no matter when.
Tel-Aviv, the first Hebrew city in modern times, was founded in 1909. The center of the city is mostly a result of a pioneering urban design by Sir Patrick Geddes in 1927-1929. In July 2003, UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, proclaimed the unique urban and historical fabric of Tel-Aviv-Jaffa, known as the “White City", as a World Cultural Heritage site. By this proclamation, the international community recognized the exceptional architectural qualities of the buildings, streets, squares and avenues of Tel-Aviv. This is the world's largest cluster of buildings in the International Style, also known as Bauhaus.