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What to see in Galilee

Galilee Attractions


Galilee is known for its powerful biblical associations and lush landscapes. The region attracts both pilgrims and outdoor enthusiasts and has numerous world-class archaeological sites. Other attractions in Galilee include the Israeli collective farms, called kibbutzim, and many ranches and campsites that offer food, accommodation and fun outdoor activities.

Nazareth, one of the most important Christian sites in the world, is the place where Jesus spent most of his life and where the Annunciation took place, according to the Bible. Attractions in Nazareth include the Church of the Annunciation, the Church of Saint Joseph, the Synagogue Church, and the Mosque Quarter. Nazareth is perched on the breathtaking Jezreel Valley, one of Galilee's many impressive natural features. The Sea of Galilee, where Jesus reputedly walked on water, is also a place of great religious significance and a beautiful body of water to explore.

Galilee has a number of renowned national parks and wilderness areas (note that in Israel National Parks are not necessarily nature areas): the Gan Hashlosha National Park has gorgeous warm pools, waterfalls, and an Archaeological Museum; Beit She'an National Park houses the ancient remains of the city of the same name, boasting a well-preserved Roman theatre and Byzantine bath house; Hamat Tiberias National Park is home to 17 natural springs believed since antiquity to have healing properties, as well as the Hamat Tiberias Synagogue.


Beit She'an National Park

Beit She'an was established in the 5th century BC. The hilltop vantage made the settlement strategically valuable and…

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Caesarea

The ancient port city of Caesarea was established 2,000 years ago by Herod the Great as a tribute to the Roman Emperor,…

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Gan Hashlosha National Park (Sahne)

The warm waters of the Amal River flow the length of the Gan Hashlosha National Park and can be enjoyed year round, with…

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Hamat Tiberias National Park

The 17 springs of Hamat Tiberias flow from a source that stretches 33ft (10m) below the ground. Its therapeutic powers…

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Nazareth

Nazareth is one of the most important Christian holy sites, attracting pilgrims from all over the world. It was here…

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