The Old Acre Market
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Dan M
Tel Aviv, Israel15,458 contributions
Right after the Turkish Bazar you get into this market.
Like everything in Akko, it is not so big but really worth your time:
It is colorful, interesting, eye-catching and not less important, tasty with the Said restaurant or Shamsia restaurant famous for their Humus and falafel.
And of course the pastries shop and its Kna'affe.
Mandatory stops when you're there.
Written September 28, 2022
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Itzik L
Tel Aviv, Israel3,933 contributions
Acre Old City Market
Most of it is covered and can be moved around in winter too.
The market contains fruit and vegetable stores. Sweets, puffs and shawarma. Fish ...
Careful near the fish shops, everything is wet and slippery
Written June 15, 2020
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Life-is-an-Adventure
Karmiel, Israel464 contributions
Friends
First of all - this is a real market for the real people who live here - so it is busiest in the morning when fresh produce is out, especially the fresh fish! Other times the market is less busy.

Although not primarily for tourists, many tourists come through so there is some items of interest, mostly of the cheaper variety - but there are some fine stores including one of jewellery and religious items. Tere is also one good restaurant.

BUT what is special is that this market, the old city and in fact all of the Galilee, shows the truth, how in general Arabs and Jews live together in Israel. It is not the "apartheid state" as some portray.

Walk through the passageways of the market and feel welcome and safe - enjoy Arab Israeli culture and see an Arab peple who uniquely in the Middle East have freedom and the vote.
Written July 26, 2016
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omerlib
Acre, Israel60 contributions
Family
a nice and warm Saturday made us take the kids aged 5-7 and visit the old acre market. after walking from the lower old city parking lot by the eastern wall of acre we had an amazing view of the jazar mosque with his glorious Minarette's and domes.
the street curls up onto the opening market,and as we arrive, the sweet smell of scent and rose water is tickling the mind,
freshly squeezed pomegranate and steaming SAHLABWITH A RICH CINNAMONE aroma helps us in getting towards the fishermen's area with all kinds of fresh fish on icy display and smells of the ocean...
the market curves in a narrow road with different kind of shops on both sides, from Humus and Flafel joints tothrough toys and local arts and crafts and sweets and herbs THIS MARKET HAS IT ALL!!
when we reach the end we go to the left straight to where the boat tour starts and climb a nice tour boat with our enthusiastic kids overwhelmed and happy for the opportunity of a short and beautiful joy ride,
on the way back we stop at the Shamsyia Falafel. AKA golden balls of the market.. one of the best pittas around.
on the way to the car we buy some Chalva and other sweets from the qashash bros. store to promise a sweet afternoon
the perfect Saturday trip
Written February 25, 2016
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es7109
Boynton Beach, FL445 contributions
Couples
One of the vendors kept gawking. "Dust collectors to gold. Buy all your trinkets here." Yes to dust collectors. No to gold. Can buy some of the trinkets for less at the Sample Road Marketplace in Florida! And the fresh fish smelled like day old fish!
Written October 21, 2019
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Doe G
22 contributions
Good and tasty food restaurants.
It is a colorful Middle Eastern style bazaar.
A good place to buy souvenirs (average prices).
Written September 30, 2019
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Tony Mak
Hong Kong, China76 contributions
Solo
Good market for walk around,Fresh fishes, Spices, fresh vegetables,seafood restaurant, Hunmus Restaurant, more and more........
We enjoy the exploring markets, mixed culture, beautiful and colourful markets, Amazing people!!
Written February 2, 2019
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Dan M
Tel Aviv, Israel15,458 contributions
Couples
The Arab market at the Old City of Acre is one of the Top attraction there.

It is of course much smaller than the Old City Market in Jerusalem but the experience there is almost the same.
The stands, spices, clothes, souvenirs shops and of course something you won't find in Jerusalem: the fish stalls.

There are also the famous Hummus restaurants like Said or Shamsia (which I also reviewed here) that are definitely worth your time.

Pastries shops and Kna'affe are a must to really enjoy and experience the atmosphere of this market.

When you start at the nearby Turkish Bazaar and of course the Tourist Information Office it is the logical way to the Khans, the port and the Lighthouse ... so it is no effort at all to pass by there.

Just try to visit before noon as it becomes rather crowdy then.
Written September 24, 2018
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Gidons51
Herzliya, Israel4,226 contributions
Friends
A nice market mainly fruit and vegetables but also food , clothing , household accessories, restaurants . Not too big . Go through it , not a must .
Written May 22, 2017
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Andrew D
Calpe, Spain678 contributions
Couples
I enjoy exploring markets, finding surprises, and bargaining for my finds. This market has all of this. And lots of colour and atmosphere.
Written April 29, 2017
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