Acre Tourism

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Acre (/ˈɑːkər/ or /ˈeɪkər/, Hebrew: עַכּוֹ, ʻAkko, most commonly spelled as Akko; Arabic: عكّا‎‎, ʻAkkā) is a city in the northern coastal plain region of the Northern District, Israel at the northern extremity of Haifa Bay. The city occupies an important location, as it sits on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, traditionally linking the waterways and commercial activity with the Levant. The important land routes meeting here are the north-south one following the coast and the road cutting inland through the Plain of Esdraelon; Acre also benefits from one of the very rare natural harbours on the coast of the Land of Israel. This location helped it become one of the oldest cities in the world, continuously inhabited since the Middle Bronze Age some 4000 years ago. Acre is the holiest city of the Bahá'í Faith, and as such gets many Baha'i pilgrims. In 2015 the population was 47,675. Acre is a mixed city, that includes Jews, Muslims, Christians and Baha'is. The mayor is Shimon Lankri, who was reelected in 2011.


A place in Israel, Acre is an interesting place to visit, given its unique culture, history and character. When planning a trip to Acre, make sure you visit its near-by prime city of Jerusalem. Attractions in Jerusalem include Old City, Western Wall, Yad Vashem. To get to this city, remember that the nearest major airport is Atarot Airport. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Acre.

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Facts and Stats for Acre*

  • Pollution Statistics in Acre

    Know the pollution level of Acre before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 77.94 (High)
    • Water Pollution 45.45 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 54.55 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 45.45 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 58.93 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 56.82 (Moderate)
  • Acre: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Acre for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Acre.

    • Burglary and Theft 43.92 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 28.95 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 31.58 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 53.85 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 39.19 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 50 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 35.14 (Low)
    • Drug offense 45.39 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 74.32 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 62.16 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 42.11 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 36.18 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 45.83 (Moderate)
  • Living in Acre - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Acre is 160.61 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 59.55 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 93.57 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 73.45 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 29.76 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 80.08 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 75.22 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.96 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 123.44 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Acre

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Acre

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.08 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.57 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 53.99 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 114.84 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 93.9 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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