Tourism in the Western Galilee, Israel
Acre, Israel. 25th February, 2016. The Knights' Hall in the Hospitaller Fortress of Acre, first established by the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes and of Malta in the 12th century, and then built over by the Ottomans in the 18th century, serves today as a museum of history and culture. Israel's Ministry of Tourism, together with philanthropist Raya Strauss Bendror and the non-profit tourism initiative “Treasures of the Galilee” are pushing to develop projects which may drive Western Galilee tourism as well as bridge ethnic communities and generate employment.