Akko isn’t exactly the newest hotspot around. The city dates back from the Bronze Age and is one of the oldest continuously inhabited places in the area.
Akko, different cultures in the mix
A numerous amount of cultures found their way to Akko throughout history. Israelites, Egyptians, Greek, Romans, Arabs, Ottomans and the British, just to name a few. All of them left their mark on the city, some more visible than others. There are the medieval Knight’s Halls, the Ottoman Al Jazzar Mosque, Templars’ Tunnel and Bahá’í Gardens. To keep a very long story short, if you’re into a little cultural trip… Akko definitely will keep you occupied. Nowadays the city is mainly populated by Jews but also Arabs, Christians and Bahá’ís call it their home.
The Efendi Boutique Hotel is located in the Arab neighborhood of the city centre and has quite a cultural heritage of its own.