Old City of Acre
The Old City of Acre is an ancient port town whose varied architectural remains reflect its multi layered history. The Greeks, Romans, Crusaders, Mamelukes, British and many others played a role in making the Old City of Acre what it is today.
A tour through the Old City of Acre includes a visit to the Turkish Bazaar, the fresh food outdoor market, a fresh fish meal at one of the local restaurants, and often, participation in one of Acre’s many annual festivals before visiting the local tourist attractions. The Hospitaller Fortress features four impressive wings making up a walled defense around ancient Acre and filled with great halls, a beautiful interior courtyard, decorations and dormitory rooms for warriors from the Crusader period. The Enchanted Garden was the location of a battle between Napoleon’s warriors and those of Acre. It connects between the Acre Visitor’s Center and the fortress. The Templars’ Tunnels are located in the southern section of the city and represent its 12th century period with underground tunnels leading to the Fortress and port. The Khans are a set of merchant inns from different periods and offering displays of the old storage areas, guest rooms and courtyards. Other interesting attractions include a tour of Acre’s protective walls, the marina and ancient port and museums.
The Old City of Acre also has a diverse religious history and tours can include visits to the Ramchal Synagogue, the Carmelite Church, the Franciscan Terra Sancta Church, the El-Jazar Mosque and many more.
Tour and site bookings are made in the Reservations Center located within the Enchanted Garden. The center is open Saturday through Thursday from 8:30am until 7pm, on Fridays and during the winter months the office closes at 5pm.