South along the coast from Tel Aviv is the old city of Jaffa, a port city that dates back thousands of years through countless political constructs including the Romans, Turks, Egyptians, and more. The narrow-walked old city is dotted with galleries and shops, with homes on upper floors. What we see is mostly just a few hundred years old, actually; the city was largely turned to rubble in the 1600s, it seems, even though the settlement dates back to something like 7500 BC. (According to legend, it was founded by Japheth, Noah's son.)
In fact, Tel Aviv is only about a century old, founded as a Jewish settlement by folks who didn't like the way they were being treated in the ancient port city.