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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, with 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.

Beit She'an National Park

Beit She'an was established in the 5th century BC. Its hilltop location made the settlement strategically valuable, meaning that many over the centuries sought to conquer it. It was the seat of Egyptian…

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Herod the Great established the ancient port city of Caesarea 2,000 years ago as a tribute to the Roman Emperor, Augustus Caesar. Before this, it was known as Straton's Tower after its founder Straton,…

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Gan Hashlosha National Park (Sahne)

The Amal River's warm waters flow through the Gan Hashlosha National Park and can be enjoyed year round, with temperatures in the region averaging around 82ºF (28ºC). Park visitors can relax…

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Hamat Tiberias National Park

The 17 springs of Hamat Tiberias have been used since antiquity to cure various ailments. In fact, the springs were so renowned for their healing properties and the relief they provided for various…

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Nazareth is one of the most important Christian holy sites, attracting pilgrims from all over the world. Jesus spent most of his life in the area and, today, the city has both Muslim and Christian…

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Outdoor Adventures in Galilee

Galilee is renowned for its natural beauty and ancient biblical sites, and outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the region's many fun activities, which include camping, cycling, hiking, horse-riding, kayaking,…

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