The port of Ashdod dates back nearly 4,000 years and is the subject of many mentions in the Bible. It has been home to many cultures, but the modern city sprang to life in the mid-1950s following the establishment of modern Israel. It is your gateway to nearby Tel-Aviv and Jerusalem. Meander along the seaside promenade, or dip your toes in the Dead Sea waters, long known for their health benefits.