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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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  • Stop the terrible horse caridges there in the old city at the harbor. Such beautiful city, such cruelty. We visited the renivated knight halls it was amazing and the market was great and all was...  more »
  • There are quite a bit of stuff to see in this old city including the fortress and the market, etc. There are also quite a lot of restaurants here. Can easily spend more than half a day here...  more »
  • The Old City of Akko is very much a living, breathing place. The colorful souk still trades as it has for hundreds of years with traders selling the whole spectrum of goods you might go to a shopping mall to purchase.This is such an enchanting location in Israel. Walking through the bustling narrow streets and markets along the edge of the Mediterranean Sea and along the sea wall is definitely worth a leisurely visit. You can imagine the centuries of activity and commerce that have taken place here.
  • An amazing place to visit. Incredibly historical. Also the best hummus I've ever had, except my mum's!
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