Most of Israel’s western border is the Mediterranean Sea. Throughout the centuries, some cities that were small ports grew into large and urban centers with rich culture. Nowadays, they are popular tourist destinations that offer many unique sites and lots of leisure activities. These port cities play an important role for the country’s economy. Apart from bordering with the Mediterranean Sea, the south of the country borders with the Red Sea. Eilat, the major southern port and the only Israeli city on the Red Sea, developed into a beautiful resort and one of the major tourist attractions. Other port cities like Jaffa, Tel Aviv, Caesarea, Akko, and Ashdod, buzz with tourists, and have various landmarks of historical and cultural significance.