Akko, also known to its locale as Acre, is a great place to visit and explore. It is located near the coast of the Mediterranean’s sea in the Coastal Plain region of Northern Israel. It is an amazing city filled with history and considered one of the oldest places in Israel. Also, it has a beautiful market and many restaurants with local cuisine.
Based on the 2018 population count, the city is home to 48,930 inhabitants, made up of Christians, Jews, Muslims, the Bahais, and Druze, whereas 32 per cent of the population are Arabs.
Akko is a historic city with a walled port, dates as far back as Phoenician Period. For that, and more, it was recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Akko is also the holiest city of the Bahái Faith and receives many pilgrims every year. In the Bible, Akko was known to be a part of Judea in the Old Testament during the time of both King David and King Solomon.
The city is known for being actively involved in coastal trading. Thanks to its location near the Haifa bay, Akko has always been actively trading fresh merchandise and fish.