After our 5 AM walk along the beach (yea jet lag) and our introduction to the 24-hour-a-day coffee and tea, we had breakfast and headed off on our walking tour of crusader period Akko. Our guide was wonderfully knowledgeable as well as humorous and opinionated :-). We walked through building after building hearing about Crusader and Hellenistic periods and about the excavations. We saw, among other things, the dungeon, pilgrim graffiti, and, according to our guide, "the place even the king has to walk," the crusader not-so-sanitary facilities. We walked/stooped through a Templar tunnel and then gawked our way through the marketplace.
Pictures coming soon.