Acre, or Akko is a city on Israel’s Mediterranean coast between Haifa and Nahariya. The city of Acre is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Acre holds a strategic position at the northern end of Haifa Bay and thus ancient civilizations fought vigorously to win power over the port city. Acre is the holiest city in the Baha’i faith, its Crusader structures have survived and the Knights Hospitaller of St John order had their headquarters here. Visitors to Acre can see remains of the Greek, Roman, Crusader, Mamluk and British Mandate eras.