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Review of Akko Old Town

Akko Old Town
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Caesarea, Haifa, Rosh Hanikra, and Acre Tour from Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and More
Ranked #2 of 33 things to do in Acre
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

Must be the lack of religious sites but Acre is gloriously off the mass tourist well worn trail. Have a walk around the old walls and you will be on your own.
Still a bit grubby but much improved in recent years and they are trying to spruce it up further.
With a little bit more effort this could become another Kyrenia!

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Reviewed October 15, 2013

Acre is a city from the tap. Ancient city of Acre has walled Arab market Hdigiim down to the charming port. One of the oldest ports in the world. Haifa sight. Possible to hike to the lighthouse on the walls. Can also whip. Possible Hlbk Turkish bath. Delicious food too abundant fish market and restaurants. Fascinating historical place.

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Reviewed October 14, 2013

Charming citadel with historical legacies of all time. It is quite compact and therefore worth to visit even without a specific goal. Very beautiful markets and the full of small restaurants usually rather cheap.

Thank Stefano C
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

Akko (Accre) was also known as Ptolemias, which was the harbor city of the Canaan in the ancient time (Judges 1 : 31). In this city we can find the ruins of the crusaders that believed as the dining room of the Knights Hospitallers of John. This is a beautiful and historical ancient city .......

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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Visited shortly after marrying Mr Farhi, whose ancestor, Haim Farhi is commemorated in the town, having Farhi Square named after him.

General Farhi assisted Napoleon in conquering the town but later met a gruesome fate at the hands of the Turkish emperor, who had his eyes gouged out as 'punishment' for some imagined insult.

Acre is one of the more interesting historical sites in Israel for modern, rather than Biblical history. Visiting the Crusader fort is the highlight, although going through the secret tunnels was a no-no for me as I'm claustrophobic.

Beautiful views across the sea and a friendly mix of different ethnic communities makes this a safer place to relax than other parts of the country where it can be tense.

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