Acre, known to locals as Akko, is recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, bodes well with visitors and extends an emotional journey and a chance to peek into the glorious past of this ancient and wondrous city.
Boasting the remnants of the Hellenistic-Roman period and structures from the Crusader and Ottoman period, Acre occupies a prominent location, sitting in the natural harbour of Haifa Bay on the coast of the Mediterranean’s Levantine Sea.
Much more than an archaeological marvel, Akko has colourful Oriental markets, fascinating museums, sandy beaches and watersport facilities. Take a stroll around Fishermen’s port with its large marina, indulge in this city’s historical heritage, a rare blend of West and East and step into a 4,000-year-old story unfolding before you within the halls of the citadel.
Take time to wander the streets, chapels, stores and the Arts and Crafts Market, featuring artisans’ work modelled from the Crusades era, and marvel at the blacksmiths, glass blowers, potters, weavers, embroiderers, leather artisans, basket weavers, perfume and oil artisans.
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