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/