We only spent a few hours in Haifa (at least 2 of them in a traffic jam) and as a result didn’t really get to see much of the place. A cave that was named after me (or is it my name that came from the guy that used to live in the cave? 🙂 ). A cable car that brings you to a monastery with another cave inside. Bahai gardens, up a scary number of stairs. A university where we talked to some colleagues of my father’s (now deceased) friend.
The old city of Akko is only an hour drive from there. It is supposed to take you back in time. Indeed, the underground museum does exactly that and is impressive. However, it is just a museum… Akko itself looks more like a tourist hub than a place where people live… Quiet early in the morning and late at night, but flooded with package tour groups during the day.