Akko Old Town, Acre

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A World Heritage Site, Akko Old Town pulsates with centuries of history, opening up a window into the period of the Ottoman Empire and the Crusaders. An ancient town nestled around one of few natural harbors in Israel, the settlement has existed in some form for over 4,000 years, making it one go the oldest cities in the world. Discover the ancient mosques, 18th-century city walls, and an Ottoman citadel, built on the fortifications of a Knight Hospitaller underground complex. By the turquoise waters of the Haifa Bay, soak up some local history before stopping for a drink at one of the waterside cafes. Take a look at our Acre day trip planning tool to schedule your visit to Akko Old Town and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • What a wonderful experience seeing Akko's beautiful antiquated buildings, mosques, visiting the fort, walking through the market (souk) filled with spices, nuts, dates, herbs, salts, gift items, cloth...  more »
  • My lady and I were here already as only the Caravanserei, currently under restoration, was open. On another visit, we were allowed to be involved in the miracle of onset of ceiling. This was a direct hit for everything that is there now. Must see! Thank you also to the Museum team that here gave us the honour.
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  • This is a very small shuk (Moslem market) in the oldest part of the city. Lots of small stalls selling spices, clothing, souvenirs, etc. Many small restaurants and coffee shops. Tons of varieties of h...  more »

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