Frequently referred to as 'Akko,' Acre is situated in the Western Galilee region of northern Israel. Populated with beautiful ancient buildings, Old Akko, a subset of Acre, has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and its cultural vibrancy makes it a prime place for visitors. Hosting festivals and markets year-round, the port of Acre is lively and beautiful.
Steeped in history, you can visit the ancient walls and fortresses of the city that tell the complicated story of the area.
Further afield are the Baha'i Gardens, which are meticulously designed and gorgeously preserved. The gardens surround the Bahji mansion northeast of Acre where the Bahaullah is buried (not to be confused with the Bahai gardens on the slope of Mount Carmel in Haifa).
Be sure to visit the astounding Knights' Halls, which are comprised of 6 different joined halls that have been recently excavated from the time of the Knights Hospitallers.
The best way to access Acre is via bus, operated out of any major city in Israel. There are also inner-city buses that run frequently to many of the main destinations and tourist attractions.
Tours & Tickets
Head out of Jerusalem for the day to see some of the bucolic Israeli countryside and marvel at the site of Caesarea, an ancient spot of Roman ruins on this ... Read more
Location: Haifa, Israel
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)
Explore four Israeli northern coastal sites – Caeserea, Megiddo, Haifa and Akko. Visit the ancient Roman port of Caesarea, continue to Haifa to the Baha’i ... Read more
Location: Herzliya, Israel
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)