Akko Old Town
Akko Old Town
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  • Alan & Jules
    Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom38 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Akko Old Town
    What an amazing place, well worth a visit with the key historical sites - Citadel (The Hospitaller Fortress), Al-Basha Bath House, Templars Tunnel etc. - close at hand and easily visited during a day. Yes, the area is a bit touristy in parts but this does not detract from the wider appeal of the Old Town where the local population live in juxtaposition with centuries old tradition. We visited off a cruise stopping in Haifa and took the train to Akko (Acre) which was straightforward, quick and reasonably priced. Far cheaper and more convenient than an organised excursion.
    Visited April 2023
    Written May 1, 2023
  • lktnz
    Golden Bay, New Zealand41 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very interesting history for this strategically placed old town
    We really enjoyed our visit to the Old Town. We purchased the ticket 'package deal' to get into 6 sights. We weren't sure it would be worthwhile but it was excellent. We had an audio guide for the Citadel, (over 40 stations) and audio guide and videos at the Bathhouse, a wander through the tunnel and a real live person guide to the Synagogue and information centre. There were two sights we didn't get to! Topped off with delic hummus for lunch! The train from Haifa is easy with a 20 min walk to Land Gate.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 19, 2023
  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia14,313 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Crusader fort is beautifully restored
    Akko is a medieval city that is best-known for its Crusader fort, which dates from the 12th Century. Acre has been beautifully restored and is open for visitors. The rest of the Akko Old Town has a great selection of outdoor restaurants. Acco sits on a natural harbor, it's not far from Haifa. It's easy to wander around the Akko Old Town, there's lots to see.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written November 3, 2023
  • geo3
    Calgary, Canada1,350 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful and historic city
    This is a really beautiful and historic city. The market was interesting, the port is very scenic, and the walls and old buildings give it the appearance of a medieval European city - but in the middle East! Highly recommended for a day trip. We were here on a cruise ship excursion, which gave a good introduction to the city. The visit would have benefited from more time to wander, however, as there are many picturesque streets. At least two of the reviews here have mentioned coming here from Haifa by train; in retrospect, that would have been better, as the train station in Haifa is basically right by the cruise ship port, and the train from Haifa to Acre is much quicker than a tour bus, leaving more time to explore the city.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written March 30, 2024
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geo3
Calgary, Canada1,350 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
This is a really beautiful and historic city. The market was interesting, the port is very scenic, and the walls and old buildings give it the appearance of a medieval European city - but in the middle East! Highly recommended for a day trip.

We were here on a cruise ship excursion, which gave a good introduction to the city. The visit would have benefited from more time to wander, however, as there are many picturesque streets. At least two of the reviews here have mentioned coming here from Haifa by train; in retrospect, that would have been better, as the train station in Haifa is basically right by the cruise ship port, and the train from Haifa to Acre is much quicker than a tour bus, leaving more time to explore the city.
Written March 30, 2024
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia14,313 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Friends
Akko is a medieval city that is best-known for its Crusader fort, which dates from the 12th Century. Acre has been beautifully restored and is open for visitors. The rest of the Akko Old Town has a great selection of outdoor restaurants. Acco sits on a natural harbor, it's not far from Haifa. It's easy to wander around the Akko Old Town, there's lots to see.
Written November 3, 2023
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Ned S
Jerusalem, Israel217 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Really worthwhile place to visit. There is incredible history to explore and discover. Fascinating sites and stories to see and learn about.
Written July 3, 2023
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lktnz
Golden Bay, New Zealand41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
We really enjoyed our visit to the Old Town. We purchased the ticket 'package deal' to get into 6 sights. We weren't sure it would be worthwhile but it was excellent. We had an audio guide for the Citadel, (over 40 stations) and audio guide and videos at the Bathhouse, a wander through the tunnel and a real live person guide to the Synagogue and information centre. There were two sights we didn't get to! Topped off with delic hummus for lunch! The train from Haifa is easy with a 20 min walk to Land Gate.
Written June 19, 2023
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Sarah H
Cremorne, Australia4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
This is a wonderful site, very interesting. With a fabulous feel. It is a good way to spend a couple of hours after a beautiful lunch at Ari Buri!
Written May 28, 2023
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Alan & Jules
Royal Tunbridge Wells, UK38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
What an amazing place, well worth a visit with the key historical sites - Citadel (The Hospitaller Fortress), Al-Basha Bath House, Templars Tunnel etc. - close at hand and easily visited during a day. Yes, the area is a bit touristy in parts but this does not detract from the wider appeal of the Old Town where the local population live in juxtaposition with centuries old tradition. We visited off a cruise stopping in Haifa and took the train to Akko (Acre) which was straightforward, quick and reasonably priced. Far cheaper and more convenient than an organised excursion.
Written May 1, 2023
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SilverOrlov
Bedford, Canada1,837 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
My wife and I spent about 5 hours here in total. We walked up and down all the places that could interest us and that I wanted to photograph. Interesting and very authentic place with several cafeterias, several restaurants and lots of small souvenir shops. Almost all of them sell absolutely the same thing, but I want to highlight one store, that is located on one long shopping street. Clean and with a large assortment: Paul Elias.
A visit to this place is included in one of the excursions in the northern part of the country, but you can come here and walk on your own.
Written April 9, 2023
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Travelibrarian
Istanbul, Türkiye185 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
The old city is a little touristy with nice shops and cafes, but there is still a large population living within the walls, so it doesn't feel inauthentic. The markets are full of local produce and things that locals would buy in their daily lives. Very enjoyable to wander and small enough that if you get lost, (which you will), you find your way again very easily.
Written March 24, 2023
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Mary
Tucson, AZ37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
I took an NCL excursion including Akko. I don't know the company which provided the tour. This was one of my most memorable excursions. The site is well organized with a center, excellent signage and explanations. Some descriptions have made it out to be challenging. I have bad knees and had no trouble including the tunnel. (If you are claustrophobic or afraid of dark, you should pass on this section.) It made pieces of history, movies, novels all come to life and make more sense. Our guide took us into unscheduled parts like the Bath House -- each section has its own uniqueness. Don't pass on anything unless physically necessary. We also wandered through the back streets and saw modern Accre (Akko) and on down to the port. It was a day well spent.
Written March 11, 2023
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StotheN
Stockholm, Sweden547 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Good food in the market and cheap prices. Bought some copper plates here. The people are authentic and going about their lives as usual.
Written March 5, 2023
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