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Address: Jaffa Port, opposite the Old City, Tel Aviv, Israel

In Greek mythology, Andromeda was chained to this rock just off Jaffa Port...

In Greek mythology, Andromeda was chained to this rock just off Jaffa Port and rescued from crtain death by Perseus.

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A chunk of myth

A rock off the old port of Jaffa has been known as "Andromeda's Rock" since antiquity, identified with the myth of Andromeda and the Sea Monster by Pausanias, Strabo, and... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2016
Matt T
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 3 July 2016

Unless you have someone (like a guide) to tell you the myth, then don't go out of your way to see a small rock...well a few of them, but nothing special.

Thank Paul_n_Cris
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Reviewed 23 May 2016

A rock off the old port of Jaffa has been known as "Andromeda's Rock" since antiquity, identified with the myth of Andromeda and the Sea Monster by Pausanias, Strabo, and Josephus. Modern guides point to the small rock in the picture; I suspect that the ancient writers were referring to a larger rock that, though still visible, has been incorporated... More 

1 Thank Matt T
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243 reviews
131 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

The two things that are unique about that rock are: first of all its amazing location close to jaffa port the other thing is the legend about it. In the other do not expect to see more than a small,nothing special, rock. But with a great view

1 Thank ihab a
Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2015

You will not be able to recognize this rock is your guide will not point on it.Look at the beautiful Jaffa's streets, not the rocks.

Thank Sheinman
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2015

Surrounded by old Jaffa and on the border with Tel-Aviv. This is a great place to visit and just relax. Grab something to eat and watch the ocean.

Thank TusCbr
Nice, France
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Reviewed 16 May 2015

I was expecting wayyyy too much when i got in the area of the Andromeda's rock... and have been very disappointed... There is simply nothing to see at the moment. guide books says the statue hasn't been built on the rock yet. Well, don't go before it has ! This is pointless, and you can find many more other spots... More 

Thank sophierebibo
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368 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 518 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2015

The ancient Jaffa inside the city walls is just a number of small houses on the slope towards the sea. It is still possible to see the ancient harbour, and to the right from it, the legendary Andromeda's rock where Andromeda was rescued from the sea beast Craken by Perseus.

Thank Superkatt
Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

Andromeda rock associated with Greek mythology, is in front of the beach promenade in Jaffa and down the beach you can see the panoramic and breathtaking view which merges Jaffa and Tel Aviv.

Thank lola_shaul
Quito, Ecuador
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Reviewed 23 July 2013

It has a nice history if you like greek mythology. If you pass by it you will see it and on the road there is a sighn that explains the story. However not a MUST

Thank Nir57
Tel Aviv, Israel
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93 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 11 May 2013

Nothing special in this rock but the fact that it is located at the feet of the old city of Jaffa. Make sure you go down to the sea and feel the smell and the sea spray..

Thank Zvikagol

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