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Tiberias (Sea of Galilee)


Tiberias, located on the shores of Lake Kinneret, is presented as the lowest city in Israel, located 200 meters below sea level. Year after year, it attracts thousands of tourists and travelers looking to enjoy its charms.

This lively tourist city offers a wide range of attractions and activities for all ages, making it an attractive destination during all seasons.


In the heart of the old city, a vibrant scene unfolds with varied restaurants, cafes, bustling pubs, ice cream parlours and souvenir shops. During the summer, the area fills up with tourists and locals exploring bazaars to the rhythm of contemporary music. Along the waterfront, colorful horse-drawn carriages offer a unique experience for visitors. 
With a diverse offer, the city has 30 hotels, from luxurious establishments to cosy youth hostels.

​To the south of the old city lies the Hamat National Park, home to seventeen hot springs that reach 60 degrees Celsius. These waters, rich in more than 100 minerals with unique therapeutic properties, have been known for their healing abilities for more than 2,000 years, attracting visitors since ancient times.


Lake Kinneret, with its economic and social appeal, has captivated people throughout history. Founded by Herod Antipas in 17-22 BC, the city was named after the Roman emperor Tiberius. Around 30 A.D., Jesus Christ moved his activities to the northern shore of the lake, performing miracles mentioned in the Bible. Today, the mention of Lake Kinneret evokes holidays for many Israelis.

The marina offers boat trips and romantic walks along the shore, with numerous cafes and restaurants specializing in freshwater fish caught straight from the lake.

Near Tiberias, Tabgha showcases the beautiful mosaics of the site of the multiplication of the fish and loaves, while the impressive ruins of Capernaum, where Jesus lived, and the Mount of Beatitudes, where he delivered the Sermon on the Mount, attract visitors.

To the north, near the lake, the YMCA offers a small church with a panoramic view. To the south, Yardenit is recognized as the site of Jesus' baptism, attracting thousands of believers annually.

​Tiberias, in addition to its tourist attractions, is home to the resting places of prominent Jewish sages, consolidating it as one of Israel's holy cities. Pilgrims flock to the tombs of figures such as Rabbi Akiva, Rabbi Yochanan Ben-Zakai, Rabbi Meir Baal Haness, and the tomb of the great philosopher Maimonides (Rambam), seeking blessings ranging from employment to fertility.

Mar de Galilea
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