The Sea of Galilee is a lake in the north-east of Israel. It is the largest freshwater lake in the Land of Israel and in fact, is also the largest and most important reservoir of drinking water in the country. For these and other reasons, it has become an important national symbol, but also a first-class tourist center.
Events & Attractions:
The shores of the Sea of Galilee are full of tourist attractions suitable for all ages. On many of the beaches, you can enjoy a variety of accommodation options such as hotels on the waterfront, hostels, guest houses, and of course camping sites for families of young people and nature lovers.
On most of the beaches, you can enjoy water sports and various marine activities such as tubing, Zodiac boats, bananas and the like.
The shores of the Sea of Galilee are a wonderful base for great trips in the area. Around the Sea of Galilee there are many nature sites, the most prominent of which are the Jordan Park and the Beit Zaida Conservation Area, Hamat Gader and Naharayim, and you cannot forget the southern part of the Golan Heights, which is connected to the Sea of Galilee and is filled with flowing streams, hiking trails, and historical sites.
The Sea of Galilee has an important role for the cradle of Christianity and therefore has become a source of attraction for Christian visitors. Alongside them are historical sites such as Migdal and Tel Hadar, the Ovadia site (the most important prehistoric site in Israel), Beit Zaida, Kibbutz Degania Aleph, Moshav Kinneret and the city of Tiberias.
In the Kinneret area, you can find a variety of events and festivals such as the “Love Nights” Festival (Tu B’Av Festival), the Lake Festival, the International Choir Festival at the Sea of Galilee, and the Taste of the Sea of Galilee Festival (the Banana Festival).
Transportation in the Sea of Galilee is based on private vehicles, inter-city buses, city buses and taxis.