Akko Old Town
Akko Old Town
4.5
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Rose R
Cerritos46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We were so glad to have visited AKKO. Our guide from REJ Tours was exceptional. We visited the underground tunnels and walked the streets of the old city back to our starting point. The dining hall of the nights templars, Hospitalizers was a fascinating room. Our guide told the story with passion and his historical knowledge drew us into a past with many layers of the ages and conquests of this place. The tiny gift shop dis not offer very much that you cannot find anywhere else. I recommend that you try the arabic food before entering and get into the culture of what you will be experiencing. Your key is your guide and what he or she will put into making it your adventure; not the typical tourist filled site. We were alone in the tunnels. Thank you Eitan, owner of REJ Tours for your excellence. We were also able to see other sites on this day while our ship was docked at Haifa Port. Highly recommend a half day at AKKO, the other half at SEPPHORIS, private tour.
Written 6 January 2020
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priti q
Dubai, United Arab Emirates152 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The old city is a delight. Wonderful nooks and crannies ; doors opening to reveal gardens and homes nestling within the Acre historic City walls over hundreds of years - Ottoman; Crusader Mameluke and Napoleon too. Churches abut synagogues and mosques. The port is bustling ; the Mediterranean blue and you can feel the presence of those who lived loved and fought in ancient Acre There is a fascinating Caravan Sarai which is locked up and derelict Oh but you have to walk ,Climb up and down cobbled paths and tiny lanes. So if you find that difficult it’s not an excursion for you.
Written 26 February 2020
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SmithDiver
Evergreen, CO4 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
The Knights' Hall was beautiful, well-restored, and a nice respite from the rest of Old Town. Though we met some very nice people, overall we were not welcomed in Old Town Akko as tourist. They made it very clear we were not wanted, even to the point of fearing bodily harm at one point. Old Town was very dirty, with trash everywhere, even though trashcans were readily available. The artwork spoken of in other reviews was terribly damaged and poorly kept. The Turkish Market was small, primarily selling Chinese knockoffs. The oceanfront marina area was under renovation and appeared to have been for a very long time, including a damaged, half sunken boat in the "harbor." I would possibly recommend Akko for a day visit to see the Knights' Hall, but other than that, it is not worth the visit. We met a lot of people with various religions who we really enjoyed, but overall, it was clear from certain members of the population, you are a potential paycheck and will quickly create a crowd and a situation with a made up story to try to get you to panic. Be wary and have the embassy number.
Written 18 November 2022
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Travelibrarian
Istanbul, Türkiye184 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
The old city is a little touristy with nice shops and cafes, but there is still a large population living within the walls, so it doesn't feel inauthentic. The markets are full of local produce and things that locals would buy in their daily lives. Very enjoyable to wander and small enough that if you get lost, (which you will), you find your way again very easily.
Written 24 March 2023
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Erik H
Toronto, Canada222 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
Great stop on the way from Tel Aviv to Tiberius. In half a day you can easily explore the main sights. We stayed for two nights which gave us the opportunity to roam the circuitous paths and alleys that wind through the old city. It hasn’t been gentrified yet and still maintains its character.
Written 10 September 2022
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Ellen G
Plainview, NY175 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
I had been to Akko before, and it was a highlight of my previous trip, so I was eager to come back. Unfortunately, the tourism ministry has turned the castle into "Disney" Akko. There were stalls in the main chamber which when open are shops, including one where you could sit on a pretend throne in a costume and make believe you are a Crusador or a princess. There were large cartoon like drawings taped to the walls. The city itself is small, and the market stinks of old fish and vegetables. If you have to skip a city, this is a good one to miss.
Written 22 November 2022
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MarcusHurley
Calne, UK10,477 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
This is a fascinating place to walk around and it really does give the feel of being hundreds of years old. There are plenty of alleys and narrow walkways and steps but it's s mall place so even if you get lost the walls are always nearby for navigation. It is run down and if it was in the UK it'd probably all count as listed buildings but then it would stop evolving too. Definitely worth a wander.
Written 13 December 2022
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geo3
Calgary, Canada1,523 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
This is a really beautiful and historic city. The market was interesting, the port is very scenic, and the walls and old buildings give it the appearance of a medieval European city - but in the middle East! Highly recommended for a day trip.

We were here on a cruise ship excursion, which gave a good introduction to the city. The visit would have benefited from more time to wander, however, as there are many picturesque streets. At least two of the reviews here have mentioned coming here from Haifa by train; in retrospect, that would have been better, as the train station in Haifa is basically right by the cruise ship port, and the train from Haifa to Acre is much quicker than a tour bus, leaving more time to explore the city.
Written 30 March 2024
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Janet K
Houston, TX4,161 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
So this is most certainly a town that you want to include on your trips, we parked just across the street from the visitors center. The town has signs on the corners everywhere giving you easy directions and it feels safe there. We arrived around 9:00am and finished touring in time for a lovely lunch of great seafood by the water. Plan 5 hours to include lunch.
Written 5 December 2021
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Alan & Jules
Royal Tunbridge Wells, UK38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
What an amazing place, well worth a visit with the key historical sites - Citadel (The Hospitaller Fortress), Al-Basha Bath House, Templars Tunnel etc. - close at hand and easily visited during a day. Yes, the area is a bit touristy in parts but this does not detract from the wider appeal of the Old Town where the local population live in juxtaposition with centuries old tradition. We visited off a cruise stopping in Haifa and took the train to Akko (Acre) which was straightforward, quick and reasonably priced. Far cheaper and more convenient than an organised excursion.
Written 1 May 2023
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