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Charming Acre, Israel in pictures

One of the places I knew I have to visit in Israel was Akko/Acre. Narrow winding lanes capped with arches remembering Crusaders times, the Old Town surrounded by the impressive wall, the harbor with colorful boats, the busy local souq – Akko has everything I can wish for and I was so sure I’ll enjoy it!

Acre is an old place – the best times for the city came under the Crusaders rule when it was one of the most important Mediterranean ports, receiving ships from as far as Venice. Over the centuries Akko was under the influence of various cultures – Israelites, Greeks, Romans, Crusaders and Arabs that resulted in the wonderful place with extremely rich history and amazing vibe. Akko is on the UNESCO World Heritage List and I can really see why – the testimony of the passed centuries can be seen on every step, around each corner, in every lane.

At first, just after stepping into the Old Town, I was a little bit disappointed with the place, I didn’t really “feel” it. But the more I started wandering aimlessly around, the more I was falling for it. Akko didn’t feel like yet another tourist destination, like all the old cities in the Mediterranean coast. It was a lively place, full of local people and small businesses. Fishermen were preparing the latest catches, women carried bags full of groceries, kids were running around and I was discovering this wonderful place at a slow pace and enjoying every single moment of it.


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Below you can find few pictures – isn’t Acre just the prettiest?

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I stayed in amazing Fauzi Azar Inn in Nazareth – a place with the incredible history that really is making a huge difference to the local community, from where I did a day trip to Acre. You can book your stay there here!


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24 Lut '14

There are 5 Comments.

  1. TesQ
    16:09 29/05/2017

    Hello Kami! I’m sorry my comment is so late but I want to say thank you for sharing so much about Israel! I am planning a trip there and will surely use your blog as a guide.

    I have a question I hope you can help me with. I plan to cover a lot in Israel, from Akko all the way to Bethlehem in palestinian territories. I understand that there is only one airport in Tel Aviv. Where should I start? Should I go from Akko then make my way down?

    Also, what do you recommend to do during Shabbat?

    Thank you so much!

    • kami
      08:04 21/06/2017

      Thank you for your comment. There are two airports, in Tel Aviv and Elijat but the one in Tel Aviv would be much more convienient for you. You can start with going north to Akko and then work your way down. And in shabbat it would be the best to be either in Jerusalem or in any other place where there are lots of Muslim people living so you won’t be affected too much.
      Enjoy your trip!

  2. A really cute town. I’m going to Israel at the end of October and I’ll probably go to Akko as well for a day trip from either Haifa or Nazareth (I haven’t figured out if to stay in on or the other for a few nights). I can’t wait!
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    • kami
      11:18 05/10/2017

      I’m sure you will like it, Akko is such a beautiful place! Getting there from Haifa would be easier but Nazareth is doable too! Have a great trip!

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