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We took the train to Akko at 10:20am. The trip took about 25 minutes and cost 14,50 shekels. Once in Akko we walked like 20-25 minutes to reach the Old Town, which is predominantly Arab. It's a very nice well-preserved medieval little town, with traces of different ages and cultures (from the very ancient times to the recent British times).
At first we just walked around, aimlessly, getting lost in the narrow winding streets and the market until we reached the harbour and went back through different streets to get to the tourist office. Just outside, there is a kiosk where you can get tickets to Akko sights and some other sights in the region. We got a combined ticket (25 shekels) which included the Crusaders Citadel and the Templars Tunnel.
You can enter the tunnel at both ends. We took the entrace close to the lighthouse and we weren't too impressed about it. It goes for 350m. and used to link the port with some palace. The Crusaders Citadel was much more impressive. The Knights' Halls is quite spectacular.