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Haifa and the Northern Coast Travel Guide

Akko

The Old City of Akko, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is an enchanting mix of mosques, markets, and vaulted Crusader ruins (many of them underground). A walk through the cobbled alleys and outdoor market stalls brings you to a small port filled with fishing boats. When viewed from the surrounding ramparts, it's one of the country's prettiest views. On the way, sample fresh halva, nougat-filled

pralines, whole-wheat pita, or homemade kibbeh (a ground lamb and bulgur wheat dish), a specialty of the city’s small Greek Orthodox community.

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