With its winding narrow alleyways, Akko can still be a little hard to navigate, even after many months. I knew the old city was small—barring a wrong turn, I can find my way to any point in under five minutes—but it’s hard to get a sense of scale without a comparison. Then I remembered a map project called The Errant Isle of Manhattan from a few years ago.
Before I got to Akko, one of my favorite pass times was blocking the path of joggers on the bridle path around The Jacqueline Onassis Reservoir in Central Park. Turns out, at 106 acres, the reservoir is fully 22 acres larger than the Old City, including the city walls.