As you walk the streets of old Acre (or Akko) in Northern Israel, you feel the weight of history on your shoulders.
The walls around the old city have stood there for thousands of years. It's location on the Mediterranean made it an access point to the Levant over the years.
Today Akko is a mixed city with about 70% of population Jewish and the rest Arab.
Here are some of the historical gems this city has to offer:
- Templars tunnel - The Templars, who were also known as the Poor Knights of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon, build this tunnel to connect the port and their fortress. It was discovered in 1994 and has been open to the public since 1999.
- The Crusaders' Knights Halls are very impressive to tour and give a glimpse of how life was thousands years ago
- The market with it's fish stalls and fresh produce is an experience by itself. It may be a bit smelly (of the fish) but its fresh produce and atmosphere are unique.
Acre is where old meets new, east meets west. Don't miss it during your visit to Israel.
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