Acre (Akko)

Located a couple of hours north of Tel Aviv, the old city of Akko (also known as Acre) is a UNESCO World heritage site dating back to the Crusades when it was an important port. There is a wealth of Crusader ruins to visit along with an attractive walled harbour and ancient shuk which is vibrant and colourful. There is also a marina , some great fish restaurants and beaches close by.

The Old City of Akko invites you to discover its twofold secrets: those above ground and those below. The secrets of the Old City offer a unique experience of discovery found only here (in a spellbinding tour of the city above and the city below).
Only in the Old City of Akko will you discover a perfectly
preserved Crusader city being unearthed and brought back to
life, located directly under the city built above it.
A unique phenomenon, the Old City of Akko is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Wondrous discoveries await
you here: walls and fortresses, knights’ halls, churches,
synagogues, and mosques, all reminders of the city’s
conquerors and religions, from the Canaanites and Romans
to the Crusaders, Turks, and British. All this in authentic, colorful surroundings – the market, local cuisine, theater, art, port, fishermen and water sports.

Easily reached by train or self drive, Akko is definitely worth a visit which you can combine with nearby Haifa, Israel's 3rd city and Mount Carmel with it's Druze villages.

THINGS TO DO & SEE


Knights’ Halls of the Hospitaller Fortress
Boat ride
The el-Jazzar Mosque
The Old City & Shuk
Market Street
Turkish Bath (Hammam Al Basha)
The Underground Prisoners Museum
Nazareth
Safed

Our Opinion

A charming little gem..well worth a night or two, especially for history buffs. The shuk offers a real flavour of the Middle East and there is a pleasant vibe to the town with some great Arabic fish restaurants close to the harbour wall..

Getting Here

frequent trains from Tel Aviv (approx. 2hrs) or Jerusalem with a change
approx. 3hrs drive from Tel Aviv

7 Day Weather Forecast

Wed

high 29°C
low 22°C
uv 6

Thu

high 30°C
low 22°C
uv 6

Fri

high 32°C
low 22°C
uv 6

Sat

high 29°C
low 20°C
uv 4

Sun

high 28°C
low 20°C
uv 6

Mon

high 29°C
low 20°C
uv 6

Tue

high 28°C
low 20°C
uv 5


Our location maps are intended as a helpful guide but are by no means definitive.




 
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