Accho, the Ptolemais of the Greeks and Romans, and called
Saint John of Acre by the Crusaders, is situated on the
Mediterranean, in a fine plain, at the north angle of a bay to
which it gives name, and which extends in a semicircle of
three leagues as far as Carmel, and nine leagues from Tyre.
Another celebrated city of Phoenicia, now Said(8a2c) situated in a
fine country on the Mediterranean, 400; stadia from Berytus,
and 200; (north) from Tyre, according to Strabo, one day's
journey from Paneas, according to Josephus, and sixty-six
miles from Damascus, according to Abulfeda.
Or, Ecdippa, now Zib, nine miles north, from Accho.