Why should tourists visit Galilaea

The Sea of ​​Galilee Travel

The Sea of ​​Galilee (Kinneret) is a unique geographical marvel, surrounded by pretty little agricultural settlements. Famous for its prominence in the New Testament scriptures (as well as all of Galilee for being the place where Jesus lived), the Sea of ​​Galilee is one of the earliest populated areas in Israel and boasts archaeological ruins alongside some of the earliest pioneer settlements in Israel lie, as well as with religious sites, modern cities and endless outdoor activities.

Excursion destinations on the Sea of ​​Galilee

While Tiberias, the largest city on the Sea of ​​Galilee and a holy city in Judaism, is nothing special in itself, you can relax here in Tiberias hot springs, which are filled with water from 17 natural springs.

The springs also offer massages, mud treatments, and Turkish baths. From Tiberias and elsewhere on the lake it is possible to rent a bike and cycle around the Sea of ​​Galilee. There are also many hiking trails in the region, including the Sea of ​​Galilee Trail, which circles the lake (and can be ridden by bike), and the Jesus Trail, which runs from Nazareth to the ancient and biblically important site of Capernaum on the lake's north shore Galilee leads.

The coolest place we know around the Sea of ​​Galilee is Rob Roy’s Canoes. Located near the Kibbutz Kinneret and on the banks of the Jordan south of the lake, this oasis invites you to relax. You can rent canoes for the lake or just sit in the shade of a tent on a Bedouin rug with Bob Marley music in the background and watch the water flow along the river that is important and so deeply rooted in world history. Nearby, Kibbutz Degania, the earliest kibbutz in Israel, is also an interesting place to visit.

For an extraordinary view of the Sea of ​​Galilee, we recommend a visit to the Swiss forest on the eastern shore of the lake. The forest and paved roads there are ideal for cars and offer fantastic views of the lake. And for a unique way to explore the lake on your own, take a Jesus Boat. This is a wooden boat in the style of the time of Jesus, from which you can enjoy a unique perspective of the geography and landscape from the Bible while driving across the lake.

About 5 miles east of the Sea of ​​Galilee is the Hamat Gader - Hot Springs, one of Israel's most popular attractions. With mineral springs of up to 50 degrees, these ancient baths have existed for almost 2000 years. There is also a reserve for alligators and exotic birds!

There are many open entrances to the beaches around the Sea of ​​Galilee, although some of them are unsupervised. If you don't need special services, the best beach is Tsemach Beach on the east bank, where you can also rent basic equipment for a small fee.

The best way to see the beauty of the area and visit all of the major attractions around this significant body of water is on a Galilee day tour.