Must-see attractions in Sea of Galilee

  • Magnificent monastery surrounded by columns and slender tall palms and cypresses. The Church of the Beatitudes is a Catholic church of the Italian Franciscan convent on the Mount of Beatitudes. ; Shutterstock ID 2170188309; purchase_order: 65050; job: ; client: ; other:

    Mount of the Beatitudes

    Sea of Galilee

    Since at least the 4th century, this landscaped hillside is believed to be where Jesus delivered his Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5–7), whose opening…

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    Ancient Galilee Boat

    Sea of Galilee

    In 1986, when the level of the Sea of Galilee was particularly low, a local fisherman made an extraordinary discovery: the remains of a wooden boat later…

  • Ruins of the old synagogue in Capernaum.


    Sea of Galilee

    The New Testament says that the prosperous lakeside village of Capernaum (estimated population 1500), on the imperial highway from Tiberias to Damascus,…

  • View from the top of Arbel Cliff, Arbel National park.

    Arbel National Park

    Sea of Galilee

    Towering over the Sea of Galilee and offering breathtaking views of the Golan Heights and Mt Hermon, Arbel Cliff is 181m above sea level, which makes it…

  • Ancient synagogue at Korazim National Park.

    Korazim National Park

    Sea of Galilee

    On a hillside overlooking the Sea of Galilee, Korazim is a good place to get an idea of the layout of a prosperous, midsized Galilean town in the time of…

  • The excavations of the Sinagogue in Magdala, the old village of Mary Magdalene.


    Sea of Galilee

    When the Legionnaires of Christ, a Catholic congregation based in Mexico, began building a spiritual retreat in 2009, they were astonished to discover a…

  • View from sea of Galilea to the Church of the Primacy of St. Peter.

    Church of the Primacy of St Peter

    Sea of Galilee

    A shady, fragrant garden leads down to the lakeshore and to this Franciscan chapel (built 1933), lit by the vivid colours of abstract stained glass. The…

  • Greek Orthodox Monastery of the Twelve Apostles in Capernaum, located on the coast of the Sea of Galilee.

    Monastery of the Twelve Apostles

    Sea of Galilee

    Peacocks strut around the serene, deeply shaded lakefront garden of this Greek Orthodox site, 200m as the crow flies (1.6km on foot or by car) northeast…

  • Kinneret Cemetery

    Sea of Galilee

    Shaded and serene, this luxuriantly leafy lakeside cemetery, established in 1911, is the final resting place of socialist Zionist pioneers such as Berl…

  • Bet Gabriel

    Sea of Galilee

    Opened in 1993, this lakeside cultural centre – one of Israel’s most beautiful buildings – is known for its art exhibitions, first-run cinema (two screens…

  • Yardenit Baptismal Site

    Sea of Galilee

    This hugely popular, eucalyptus-shaded baptism site, run by Kibbutz Kinneret, is on the Jordan River 100m south of where it flows out of the Sea of…

  • Kursi National Park

    Sea of Galilee

    Mentioned in the Talmud as a place of idol worship, this Gentile fishing village – discovered by chance in the early 1970s – is where Jesus is believed to…

  • Majrase Nature Reserve

    Sea of Galilee

    Located in the northeastern corner of the Sea of Galilee, the spring-fed streams and jungle-like wetlands of this reserve are ideal for a refreshing …

  • Domus Galilaeae

    Sea of Galilee

    Near the summit of the Mount of the Beatitudes, this exquisite modern complex serves as a venue in which Christians – especially Catholic seminarians –…

  • Bethsaida

    Sea of Galilee

    The ruins here, inside HaYarden Park Nature Reserve (Jordan River Park), are believed to be those of the ancient fishing village of Bethsaida, where Jesus…

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