Attractions

Top Choice Historic Site in Akko

Knights' Halls

Akko's crowning attractions are the stone-vaulted Knights' Halls. Wandering these echoing chambers gives captivating insights into the medieval knights who once patrolled, dined and prayed here. An audio guide (incl…
Mosque in Akko

Al Jazzar Mosque

The graceful silhouette of the green-domed Al Jazzar Mosque, with its slender, 124-stair minaret, dominates the northern end of Akko's old city. Al Jazzar himself designed the mosque in classic Ottoman Turkish style…
Market in Akko

Souq Al Abiad

The original Ottoman-era market on this spot was burned down within a year of being built; local legends blame a careless hookah smoker for the blaze. The market was hurriedly rebuilt and it brims with stalls to thi…
Historic Site in Akko

City Walls

Fortified, wrecked and refortified by Muslims, Crusaders and Mamluks, old Akko is encircled by a sea wall to the west, south and southeast, and by ramparts (that you can walk on). A dry moat was dug to the north and…
Gardens in Akko

Baha’i Gardens

While they don’t match the scale of Haifa's strikingly steep Baha’i Gardens, these formal gardens are utterly picturesque, with meticulously tended flower beds, fountains and lawns trimmed with microscope accuracy. …
Tunnel in Akko

Templars' Tunnel

This extraordinary underground passageway, 350m long, was built by the Knights Templar (a Christian military order) to connect their main fortress, just north of the black-and-white-striped lighthouse at old Akko's …
Museum in Akko

Hammam Al Pasha

Built in 1780 by Al Jazzar and in use until the 1940s, this richly ornamented marble and tile hammam now plays host to a 30-minute multimedia show about its last bathhouse attendant, sprinkled with insights into dai…
Historic Building in Akko

Khan Ash Shawarda

This broad, square former caravanserai, built over a Crusader-era convent in the 18th century, has been beautifully restored and now shelters a number of restaurants. It's an excellent place to grab a coffee beneath…
Museum in Akko

Underground Prisoners Museum

Dedicated to Jewish armed resistance during the British Mandate, this museum occupies a massive structure built by the Turks in the late 18th century on 13th-century Crusader foundations. It was used as a prison by …
Ruins in Akko

Khan Al Umdan

The grandest of old Akko's four large khans (caravanserais) is the 18th-century Khan Al Umdan, easily recognisable thanks to its square Ottoman clock tower, next to the marina. The pillars that give the khan its nam…