West Israel Tour 2nd part; Old Akko (Acre) and Rosh Hanikra

8-days Pinoy solo backpacking in Winter Israel
November 02 to November 10, 2013

West Israel tour 1st part; Caesarea and Bahai Garden 

The second part of the organized trip for Northern Israel. After we took our lunch inside Old Acre posh restaurant (my bill was 50ils($4.3)), we continued our journey to Old Acre and Rosh Hanikra. 

The Old city of Akko (Acre) invites us to discover its two-fold secrets; those above ground and those below. The secrets of Old City offers a unique experience of discovery found only here (in a spellbinding tour of the city above and below). Only in the Old City of Akko will you dicover a perfectly preserved Crusader City being unearthed and brought back to life, located directly under the city built above it. A unique phenomenon, the Old City of Akko is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site.Wondrous discoveries await us here;  walls and fortresses, knights halls, churches, synagogues, and mosques, all reminder of the city's conquerors and religions, from Canaanites and Romans to the Crusaders, Turks and British.
The Templars were a monastic military order that guarded European pilgrims arriving in the Holy Land to visit the Holy Places. The order's main fortress in Akko was built at the western end of the tunnel. The tunnel, the bottom section of which is cut in natural stone, and the upper section comprising hewn stone, extends from the Templar fortress to the port, a distance of 350m, serving as a strategic undeground passageway linking the fortress with the port.

Rosh Hanikra

Templar tunnel inside Old Acre City

Templar tunnel inside Old Acre City

Templar tunnel inside Old Acre City

Knight's Hall inside Old Acre City

Knight's Hall inside Old Acre City

Old Acre City sea wall

Rosh HaNikra is a geologic formation in Israel, located on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, in the Western Galilee. It is a white chalk cliff face which opens up into spectacular grottos. The Rosh HaNikra grottos are cavernous tunnels formed by sea action on the soft chalk rock. In the past, the only access to them was from the sea and experienced divers were the only ones capable of visiting. Today a cable car takes visitors down to see the grottos. A kibbutz, also named Rosh HaNikra, is located nearby. The Israeli city Nahariya is located about 10 km (6 miles) south of Rosh HaNikra.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosh_HaNikra_grottoes

Rosh Hanikra

Rosh Hanikra

Rosh Hanikra

Rosh Hanikra

Rosh Hanikra


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