Located on the Mediterranean coast, Ashkelon is both an ancient and modern city with a population about of 117,000 people.
With nearly 10 km of beaches, Ashkelon is a great place to have fun in the sun.
The Ashkelon Academic College opened in 1998, and now hosts thousands of students daily.
The archaeological park in Ashkelon is also a great place to have a picnic.
Ashkelon is currently a thriving city which has a newly built sports complex and a culture hall, making it the 8th largest city in Israel.
Construction is Ashdod’s main industry and its manufactures include synthetic fibers, woolen yarn, and knitted goods.
In 2005 the world’s largest water desalination plant opened at Ashkelon with a capacity of 330,000 cubic meters of water produced per day.