Akko (Acre) the Walled city in the Mediterranean is in Western Galilee region at the northern extremity of Haifa Bay.
The ancient site of Akko was abandoned during the Hellenistic period. A new city surrounded by a fortified wall, was built on the site of present-day Akko. The Romans improved and enlarged the natural harbor in the southern part of the city, and constructed a breakwater, making it one of the main ports on eastern Mediterranean. The importance of Akko – a well protected, fortified city with a deepwater port – is reflected in its eventful history during the Crusader rule in the Holy Land.