Acre, a city located on the northern coastal plain region of Israel, is included as a stop on every Knights Tour of the Holy Land. During the Crusades this port town was known as St. Jean d'Acre, named by the Knights Hospitaller (Order of Malta), who had a headquarters there. An important location on the Mediterranean with a rare natural harbor, the Crusaders made Acre their chief port on the sea. The earliest part of the Citadel building was originally built by the Knights Hospitaller. There is much to see here in this seaside paradise!