Walking Acre

"The Old City incorporates a multitude of forts, synagogues, mosques and churches, as well as a labyrinth of alleyways that date back centuries to the early Ottoman era and before. And there are plenty of the eight-centuries-old remains of an era when the Crusaders ruled this part of the world," writes Barry Davis in a recent touristy article about Isreal's city of Acre for the Jerusalem Post.

Davis gives a short history of the city and highlights some of the wonders Acre has to offer visitors. From the article:

One of the city’s historical gems is the Hospitaller Fortress, which dates back to the mid-12th century. It is about to be pressed into exciting new service. Work is currently under way at the contemporary Hospitaller Center to be part of the International Experience.

“They have been working on this for a year,” explains Dudu Harari, the CEO of the Old Akko Development Company. “The first part will be ready in April and the last part in June. People will be able to come to the Experience and get 4,000 years of the history of Acre. People will walk around the different areas with headphones and get explanations and commentary in 10 languages about events that have taken place there across the various eras. Each area will also have archaeological finds that pertain to the period in question.”