Israel's second largest city, Tel Aviv's golden sands and towering skyscrapers hug the picturesque Mediterranean coast. A thriving metropolis, this city has a modern vibe as the country's tech hub and economic center. Established in 1909, the city soon absorbed the ancient port city of Jaffa next to which it grew. Tel Aviv's White City, an area characterized by modernist construction and iconic Bauhaus architecture is a designated World Heritage Site. Miles of pristine beaches, vibrant nightlife, thriving economy, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere have catapulted Tel Aviv into the international sphere, inviting over a million travelers every year.