Introducing Tiberias

One of Judaism’s four holiest cities, Tiberias is a very popular starting point for Christians travelling to sacred sites near the Sea of Galilee. It is also the final resting place of revered Jewish sages. In honour of the Roman Emperor Tiberius, Herod Antipas, the son of King Herod, built the city and gave it the name Tiberias. The town has a distinctive charm brought about by the serenity of the lake, the hot springs, the pilgrimage sites, and its undisputed history.

Highlights of Tiberias

Hamat Tiberias National Park
The historic Severus Synagogue is the primary draw of the small but inviting Hamat Tiberias National Park. Whilst visiting do explore the Turkish Hammam, a well-preserved old bathhouse from the 18th century.
Tiberias Hot Springs
Tiberias Hot Springs is home to seventeen different hot springs that emerge from a depth of more than 600 feet. These mineral-rich waters, which were revered in the Talmud for their healing properties, are now combined with contemporary amenities including gyms, dry and wet saunas, indoor/outdoor thermal pools, lap pools, free access to the beach, and massage parlours.
Sea of Galilee
The Sea of Galilee (also known as the Kinneret) is a stunning natural wonder encircled by charming local agricultural communities. This is also an important region as Jesus lived in the Galilee. Along with some of the earliest founding towns in Israel, it features ancient remains and is home to cities, temples, and various outdoor activities.
The Old City of Tiberias
When exploring the Old City do visit the Yigal-Alon Promenade, which is a short, run-down boardwalk that provides stunning views of the Sea of Galilee and the distant Golan Heights. Additionally, you can discover the quaint shops, dining venues, and delightful churches. The Sea Mosque (Al-Bahr Mosque), Saint Peter's Church, and the Greek-Orthodox Monastery may all be seen when strolling along the seafront.

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