A city on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, south of Tel Aviv, today part of that city. It dates back to Canaanite times. Jaffa served as an ancient Israelite port during the reign of King Solomon. It was the port from which cedars of Lebanon for the construction of the Temple were brought to Jerusalem.The old city of Jaffa has been restored and many artists have made their homes there, establishing an attractive and famous artists' colony. St. Peter's Church is open to visitors. Jaffa is also famous for its flea market and excellent restaurants.