Resting against the Levantine Sea’s deep Mediterranean waters at Haifa Bay, the ancient town of Akko (the local name for Acre), Israel, was documented in Egyptian hieroglyphics. Today, its old city quarter is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The most familiar types of luxury hotels fall into two distinct categories. Some are built into landmark buildings updated with modern appointments but true to their historic origins. Others are conceptualized and built to represent the latest breakthroughs in architecture and modern hospitality. The Mamilla Hotel, meanwhile, is a rarity in that it successfully fuses the two.
Thanks to the recent launches of several food tours and markets, the land of “milk and honey” just got a bit more diverse and flavorful. “Old city” markets are as appealing as ever, but the new offerings allow visitors to delve into neighborhoods and foods that easily broaden the scope of Israel’s food scene.