A stratigic port on the northen shore of Israel, Akko was continously inhabited since the Canaanite periods.
In part of the Crusaders period (1192-1291) Akko was the capital of the Crusaders, and at Akko Napoleon lost a crucial battle to the Ottomans.
Today most of the old city is Muslim, and its port is used only for local fishing, and tourism.
Its main attractions are Hospitallers Citadel / “The Knights Halls” ; Al-Jazzar Mosque ; the local Bazaar; and the Templars Tunnel . In the local port one can go for a Akko Boat ride in a regular or speed boat.
|Akko on Wikipedia|
|Akko on Tripadvisor|
|Akko on Google Maps|
|Akko’s Municipality web site|
Points of Interest in the Area
|Akko Boat ride|
|Akko Mosaics synagogue|
|Tomb of Baha’u’llah (Bahji)|
Go for a Virtual Stroll in the market of the old city of Akko!