Discovering Acre’s Old City - Western Galilee Tours

Acre (known as Acco in Hebrew) is one of the world’s oldest port cities, and its documented history begins with the early Bronze Age. For many years it played a significant role in plans by enemies of the Land of Israel to conquer the country, due to its location on a broad strip of coast, which enables convenient access to the Galilee from by sea and from there to the country’s interior. Acre’s Old City is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea on the North and West and is totally surrounded by a wall on all sides. The northern and eastern sides of the Old City feature fortifications and a moat. In 2001, Old Acre was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Thanks to its special location and rich history, Old Acre can offer a great diversity of attractions and touring options, so you are sure to find something of interest to you. The old, colorful market street is one of the many Old Acre sites you are sure to enjoy. Others include the Maharal Synagogue, the unique Or Torah Synagogue, the impressive, spectacular Templar Tunnel, the port - one of the city’s main symbols - and a variety of museums, churches, mosques and other synagogues.

To enable visitors to see as wide a range as possible of the city’s sites and attractions, the Municipality of Acre has prepared a collection of touring routes. For further details on the sites and itineraries, Click on: http://www.akko.org.il/en/

Discovering Acre’s Old City - Western Galilee Tours

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