Sea of Galilee, Tiberias

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#1 of 70 in Nature in Israel
A large freshwater lake situated on a northern part of the Israeli-Jordanian border, Sea of Galilee offers visitors scenic hiking, swimming, and boating opportunities. Featured prominently in ancient Jewish and Christian scripture, the sea served as the site of much of Jesus Christ's ministry in the Gospels. Today the lake provides a source of fresh water to Israeli homes and attracts flocks of visitors to its shores. Taste fresh fish at restaurants on the lake's edge, walk along the pier in Tiberias, or board a boat for a tour from the water. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Tiberias trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.
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  • We stayed at a kibbutz and look forward to a swim but the Sea o Galilee was filled with mud and hardly worth a swim. Better to visit the museum with the boat that was raised from the sea of galilee an...  more »
  • Seeing the Sea of Galilee is a wonderful experience. It is one of the places mentioned in the Bible that is never in doubt as to actual location. To visit, see and stand on the same shores as Jesus an...  more »
  • Sea of Galilee is the lowest freshwater lake on Earth. Lots of Jesus ministry happened at the Sea of Galilee. When visiting the Sea of Galilee a boat ride is a must. Our tour group hopped on the boat ...  more »

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Offering both affordable dorm beds and the most luxurious hotels in northern Israel, the resort town of Tiberias accommodates a wide range of tourists. The lakeshore and the main street are the top location for many inexpensive hotels; come with a reservation, especially during July and August, when domestic tourists take over. A good number of convenient mid-range hotels lie up on the hill on Route 77, providing great views of the Sea of Galilee.
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