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 popluated with Arab Muslims, and its port is used only for local fishing, and tourism.
Akko’s 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.
The city occupies an important location, sitting in a natural harbour at the extremity of Haifa Bay on the coast of the Mediterranean’s Levantine Sea. Aside from coastal trading, it was also an important waypoint on the region’s coastal road and the road cutting inland along the Jezreel Valley.
|Akko on Tripadvisor|
Points of Interest in the Area
|Akko Boat ride|
|Akko Mosaics synagogue|
|Tomb of Baha’u’llah (Bahji)|
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Akko is in northern Israel. It is about 2 hours drive from Tel-Aviv, and takes about 2-3 hours to explore.