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“A nice experience in old Acre.”
Review of Akko Old Town

Akko Old Town
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Caesarea Haifa Rosh Hanikra and Acre Tour from Herzliya or Netanya
Ranked #2 of 30 things to do in Acre
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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“A nice experience in old Acre.”
Reviewed January 16, 2013

Strolling through the old town of Acre is a nice experience (unless you hate the smell of fish...).
The narrow alleys ooze atmosphere and the place is packed with cafes and restaurants.
Walking along the ancient walls of the city gives you a splendid look on the sea and the Haifa bay with mount Carmel in the distant south.
Don't miss the rather tiny (yet utterly smelly) fish market.
Give yourself 2-3 hours for a complete walk through the old town, including a short stop for a snack and drink.

Visited October 2012
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“a great place to spend a day in the GAlilei.”
Reviewed January 7, 2013

its a wonderful old town, with great restaurants like Uri Buri and Said Humus, fun market and nice historic port.
the day passed so fast, we shall be back and do it with a guide..

Visited January 2013
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Atlanta, GA USA
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“Unique and worthwhile”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

If not for my expert guide, Richard Woolf, I would have not known about Akko. Purchase the combination ticket. You will need some way of understanding what actually has happened here - the ancient history is an essential part of understanding what has occurred in this part of the world.

Visited January 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“If not for the rain very interesting, unfortunately it poured”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

Take a combination ticket and go see everything you can? Walk through the shouk, do the baths especially and the templar tunnels. All have great information in English so very comprehensive even with no guides.

Visited December 2012
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Shalimar, Florida
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“Great for strolling around”
Reviewed December 25, 2012

Walking through the old town and shopping in the market - or just sight seeing in the markets is fun. The crusader city was worth a look as not many attractions address this time period. The lighthouse is modern and not open for visits. If you don't want falafel or pizza for lunch, walk through to the sea side of the town and there are several restaurants on the sea with outdoor and indoor seating. The old town can get crowded with cars, but there is a public parking lot just outside the city walls.

Visited December 2012
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