263. Akko (Acre), Israel
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Akko, also know as Acre in Israel is a World heritage site. It is a walled city that dates way back in time. It’s pretty amazing to walk the underground caverns and explore the city too. It is actually two cities in one. One above ground and the other below.
Akko, also know as Acre, Israel is a coastal town located in the northern part of Israel, just north of Haifa.
How To Get Here
There is bus service (Egged and NTT) and from Tel Aviv to Akko. You can take a bus from the airport to the bus station in Tel Aviv. There is also train service to Tel Aviv. The same companies provide service from other cities in Israel such as Jerusalem.
By Cruise Ship
There are cruises to Haifa on the following lines: Celebrity Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Oceania Cruises, Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean, Then you can get local transport to Akko.
The closest international airport is Ben Gurion International in Tel Aviv, Israel (TLV). Then you can take the train to Akko. The following airlines serve the airport:
Adria Airways (JP), Aegean Airlines (A3), Aeroflot (SU), AirBaltic (BT), Air Berlin (AB), Air Canada (AC), Air Europa (UX), Air Serbia (JU), Air Sinai (4D), Air Transat (TS), Alitalia (AZ), Arkia Israeli Airlines (IZ), Austrian Airlines (OS), Azerbaijan Airlines (J2), Belavia Belarusian Airlines (B2), Blue Air (0B), British Airways (BA), brussels airlines (SN), Bulgaria Air (FB), Cathay Pacific Airways (CX), Cobalt (CO), Croatia Airlines (OU), Delta Air Lines (DL), EasyJet Airlines (U2), El Al Airlines (LY), Ethiopian Airlines (ET), Eurowings (EW), Finnair (AY), Georgian Airways (A9), Germania (ST), Hainan Airlines (HU), Iberia Airlines (IB), Israir Airlines (6H), Jetairfly (TB), KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL), Korean Airlines (KE), LOT Polish (LO), Lufthansa German Airlines (LH), Monarch Airlines (ZB), Norwegian Air Shuttle (D8), Norwegian Air Shuttle (DY), Pegasus Airlines (PC), Royal Jordanian (RJ), Ryanair (FR), Smart Wings (QS), Swiss Airlines (LX), Tarom (RO), Tandem Aero (TQ), Transavia (HV), Transavia France (TO), Turkish Airlines (TK), Ukraine International (PS), United Airlines (UA), Ural Airlines (U6), Uzbekistan Airways (HY), Vueling (VY), Wizz Air (W6) and XL Airways France (SE).
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There is ferry service to Akko from Haifa.
There is train service to Akko on Israel Rail. You can also find information from the Tourist Department.
If you are already in the country, renting a car is a great option as you can explore on your own. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions.
Where To Stay
I did not stay at a hotel on Akko, the visit was short and only an evening. I stayed at the Dan Carmel Haifa Hotel in nearby Haifa which is on the top of hill overlooking the city of Haifa; pretty amazing views from there. There are plenty of places to stay in Akko though.
==>> You can find a list of hotels from TripAdvisor here.
==>> Check out Airbnb deals here.
Where To Eat
There are lots of little places to eat around the town. You may also eat at the Knights’ Hall where they have a show and a banquet.
==>> You can find a list of restaurants from TripAdvisor here.
What To Do
I implore you to walk the city, peek into the streets, the stores and talk to the locals. Also ensure you walk the lower part of the city as well. The Old Town is quite amazing as well.
==>> Here’s some additional information on Akko from Lonely Planet.
==>> Here’s a list of things to do from Trip Advisor
==>> You may also check Viator for additional things to do.
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Currency: Israeli Shekels (ILS)
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