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Akko is situated in the northern part of the coastal valley, also known as Akko Valley. It borders on Bustan HaGalil (“Orchard of the Galilee”) to the north and extends all the way to Na’aman River to the south.
Akko boasts a beautiful seashore, which is the northernmost point adorned with the soft, fine sand from the Nile Estuary.
Old Akko, which is situated on a peninsula, is one of the few cities along the shores of the Mediterranean whose surrounding walls have remained intact, aside from two openings that now provide access to motor vehicles. The openings in the wall were made by the British.
Old Akko is a multifaceted city and it is built in layers that have been almost perfectly preserved.
Four religions have made Akko their home and left their mark there: the Jews’ synagogues, the elegant churches in the Christian neighborhoods, the Moslems’ monumental mosques and the garden of the tomb of Bahá’u’lláh, founder of the Bahai religion and the House of Abud. The walls surrounding Akko make the city’s visitors feel safe and sound.