We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Crusader Fortress

Acre, Israel
+972 4-995-6706
Book In Advance
More Info
US$ 103.00*
and up
Caeserea, Rosh Hanikra and Acre Day Trip from Tel Aviv
More Info
US$ 114.00*
and up
Caeserea and Rosh Hanikra Day Trip from Jerusalem
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
The Hospitallers, the Order of the Knights of St. John, built this impressive fortress more than 700 years ago.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
Acre, Israel
+972 4-995-6706
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (464)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

41 - 50 of 307 reviews

Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

We were so glad we made the trip to Acre. We weren't sure what to expect but were treated to an amazingly preserved/ restored underground city! Wisam our tour guide (wisamkharouf@yahoo.com 0546528565) brought it alive with his knowledge and story telling. He managed to capture...More

2  Thank Thoraya A
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Fortress is a great attraction. We spent there over 2 hours. Best approach is to follow route shown in tourist guide. They also give you free electronic guide (you just need to live one of your ids with them as a security measure).

Thank Yury D
Reviewed 27 April 2017

We stopped here on our bus tour. The fortress is pretty impressive and in fairly good shape for its age. We also went through the escape tunnel to the sea-you have to duck for a ways unless you're 4 feet tall. Definitely a must-see.

Thank sl0tta
Reviewed 22 April 2017

This is a site that is very well setup. Multi-language audio guide is very helpful. The site is really well preserved. It is amazing how much has been invested to give the tourist a great history of the location.

Thank TelAvivEater
Reviewed 21 April 2017

A huge and beautifully preserved 12C citadel. Apparently, Acre was the largest and richest port of the First Crusader Kingdom (and Middle East at the time?). Wikipedia claims "it had a population of around 25,000" by 1130s. Certainly no expenses spared! We were exceptionally lucky...More

Thank Jakub M
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Very carefully display. Clean and technically perfect. If there is only one historic place to visit in Acre, this is it!

1  Thank Marek G
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Very impressive fortress. The architecture is amazing and has been excavated and restored beautifully. A real window into the past.

1  Thank EW618
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Small historic and archaeological attraction. Nothing very special, but nice to have, especially if you want something relatively short.

1  Thank Leon K
Reviewed 9 April 2017

So many sites in Israel have astounded me as to the preservation of such ancient history - this is yet another example. Great narrative accompanies the fortress - beautiful setting as well.

Thank RandiFayeC
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Great museum type tour with our personal guide Marc coles from believeland tours. History is rich and exciting.

Thank Alex A
Nearby Restaurants
247 reviews
.11 km away
El Marsa Restaurant
353 reviews
.36 km away
uri buri
999 reviews
.45 km away
357 reviews
.47 km away
Nearby Attractions
Akko Old Town
887 reviews
.39 km away
The Or Torah Synagogue
43 reviews
.67 km away
Ethnographic Museum Treasures in the Walls
69 reviews
.15 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
28 October 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from SDHAKALA | Reviewed this property |
The prior two answers are sound. The cheapest option is the train; taking an express bus /shared ride to Tel Aviv and then catching the train to Acre is probably fastest/cheapest without a rental car. (We took a shuttle to... More
22 June 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Adrian Y | Reviewed this property |
The website for the castle has the prices. I can't post the website name here (TripAdvisor rules) but search for Akko crusader museum and follow the links. The Okashi museum is essentially an art gallery - well worth it and... More