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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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  • We visited Akko without much expectation but it was a good experience. Different sights and activities ranging from a short cruise (with Arabic music blasting), stroll in the markets, to a visit to...  more »
  • Took the train from Tel Aviv takes about 1hr 30mins. From the train station it's a 1.5km walk or the bus or taxi to the old town. Great walls surround the place ... huge intact. No beach for swimming....  more »
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