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Acre has been inhabited since the time of the Bible, and has been a ciry ofmajor importance for over 1000 years.
The old city is clean, easy to navigate, with synagogues, mosques and churches as well as historical sites from Crusader, Ottoman, and British periods....More
I think to appreciate the old city it helps to read a bit about the architecture and history, or have a guide. I really liked walking through the market, which has a mixed of Jewish and Arab vendors. There are galleries, restaurants, churches and mosques....More
Interesting stop; easy to see why it’s a world heritage site. Would pass on museum / welcome center, it’s a bit touristy... cartoon knight and horse in intro were distracting.
Tip; get a local guide that knows the history and will walk you through the...More
Been there with a 5 months old child and it's not that comfortable to walking with a stroller..
Besides that it was great.,great atmosphere and authentic place,reserved as much as possible through time..
Allot of good places to eat and take a great pictures along...More
The old town has so much to see, from old squares, markets, museums built in original ancient buildings, to the marina where you can take a boat trip. Some parts are terribly run down and it can feel like you're walking through dangerous areas you...More
The old city of Acre is similar to the one in Tel-Aviv in the center. Interesting historical architecture, which is interesting to see, the streets on which it is interesting to walk. There are souvenir shops and cafes with restaurants. History Museum about this city....More
Important city for Israel and the Christianity religion, yet not very impressive if you have been to the old town in Jerusalem and Jaffa in Tel Aviv. Need at least one whole afternoon if you want to finish the 4 most popular sights - Crusader...More
Response from Brittany_11_10 | Reviewed this property |
I'd say it depends on a few factors. We didn't hire a guide and had relatively little issue getting ourselves around to the sites we wanted to check out (they have maps at the visitor centers that are quite helpful). We also... More
I'd say it depends on a few factors. We didn't hire a guide and had relatively little issue getting ourselves around to the sites we wanted to check out (they have maps at the visitor centers that are quite helpful). We also availed ourselves of the audio tours (via handheld players/headsets) at the Citadel (and underground Crusader City), which was great. I forget if we paid extra for that or if it was included in the cost of admission.
If you want more history as you're walking between the sites, and then at some of the sites that don't have, say, audio guides, I'm sure it'd be good to have a guide. Or if you want to be able to get around without any problems at all (i.e., getting "lost"), having a guide would be useful. If you're keen to do things on your own and don't mind looking up some info on your own before or after visiting, I would say you'd be find without a guide.
As for the sites being wheelchair accessible, I'm afraid I can't help you there as I don't remember. Good luck, and enjoy Akko!