Following in the footsteps of Paul?
When you tour Acre (known in Hebrew as Acco) on the northern Mediterranean coast, you are following in the footsteps of Paul, who knew the city as Ptolemais, and spent a day with the believers (Acts 21:7). Centuries before, the Bible tells us that Acre, then, as now, was given to the tribe of Asher (Judges 1:31).
"...you are following in the footsteps of Paul, who knew the city as Ptolemais, and spent a day with the believers"Acre's medieval sea-bound ramparts are a dramatic reminder that the Crusaders made it one of the world's most prosperous cities. The authentic, meticulously restored underground Knights Halls, part of the Hospitaller Fortress of St. John, are part of what garnered Old Acre recognition as a World Heritage Site. The fortress eventually became a British Mandate prison; it is now a museum commemorating the dramatic breakout by Jewish fighters a year before Israel gained its independence. Acre, with its multicultural population, reflects Israel's rich ethnic tapestry, a taste of which you'll enjoy in its colorful covered market.
Photo: Acre Pillars Courtyard