06.02.2011 02.Adar l, 5771
A Greek bistro in Old Jaffa has a great view and an authentic menu.
With its churches, winding alleyways and sea views, something about Jaffa is reminiscent of Greece. Some say the ancient port city takes its name from a transliteration of the Greek Jopa, the daughter of Aeolus the god of wind. Others link it to Iopeia, the Greek for Cassiopeia, the mother of Andromeda, the princess tied to a rock as a sacrifice to a sea monster, while Japeth, one of the sons of Noah, also has a strong claim.
Regardless of the true etymology, Jaffa has recently deepened its connection with its Hellenistic roots with Kalamata, a Greek bistro that sits at the highest point of Old Jaffa with fantastic views of Tel Aviv and the sea….