Sea of Galilee

Sea of Galilee, photo by Marypazh
Sea of Galilee (photo by Marypazh)
 

The Sea of Galilee is located in northeastern Israel (the other side of the lake is the Golan Heights).

It is the largest freshwater lake of Israel, picturesquely situated among hills and farms.

The area’s Gospel associations with the life and ministry of Jesus makes it a popular pilgrimage destination among many Christians.

The lake is also popular among both local and foreign travelers for its beaches and other recreational activities.

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Overall Atmosphere: Natural
A Natural Atmosphere includes a diverse range of destinations with outdoor-oriented features, including both water-based (beaches, rivers, lakes, etc) and land-based (mountains, forests, deserts, etc). It also includes specific outdoor activities, ranging from water adventuring (eg, kayaking, sailing) to land adventuring (eg, hiking, biking).

Natural Interests tend to be:
(a) outdoors-oriented, and therefore more dependent on weather conditions
(b) less easily accessible and more physically demanding than other destination categories.

In some cases (eg, rafting and climbing), this includes a significantly increased degree of adventure (or danger, depending on one's viewpoint).
Featuring mainly outdoors-oriented natural attractions.
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Golan Hotel

Golan Hotel is located in the historic centre of Tiberias. It offers beautiful views over the lake and Mount Hermon, and an outdoor pool. Use of the hot tub is free. At Hotel Golan you will have a wellness centre with gym and sauna. Average score from 6 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$150 - $270

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Perl of Sea of Galilee

Located 1.6 km from Tomb of Maimonides in Tiberias, this air-conditioned apartment features free WiFi. The property features views of the sea and is 1.9 km from The Scots Church. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$285

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Lamalo

Set in Kefar H̱ittim, 47 km from Haifa, Lamalo features air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi throughout the property. Free private parking is available on site. Rooms include a flat-screen TV. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$170

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HI - Poriya Hostel

Set on the slopes of Mount Poriya, HI - Poriya Hostel overlooks the Sea of Galilee. Located 10 minutes' drive from Tiberias, it offers free Wi-Fi. Rooms and dormitories are air conditioned. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$34 - $170

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Best Location- sweet Apartment

Situated 200 metres from The Scots Church and 300 metres from Tomb of Maimonides, Best Location- sweet Apartment offers accommodation in Tiberias. The air-conditioned unit is 400 metres from Marina. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$92

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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Ohalo Manor Hotel

Ohalo Manor Hotel

Located on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, just 10 km south of the ancient city of Tiberias, this resort hotel is an excellent base for exploring the Upper Galilee region and the Golan Heights. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$85 - $135

$85-
Astoria Galilee Hotel

Astoria Galilee Hotel

Featuring a swimming pool and a restaurant, the Astoria Galilee Hotel is located in the centre of Tiberias, overlooking the Sea of Galilee, a 20-minute walk away. It offers free Wi-Fi and air-conditioned rooms. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$85 - $300

$85-
Aviv Holiday Flat

Aviv Holiday Flat

Aviv Holiday Flat is a 5-minute walk from the centre of Tiberias. The air-conditioned rooms offer a 40'' flat-screen TV, a kitchenette and balcony. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property. Parking is also free of charge. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$88 - $500

$88-
Villa Roca

Villa Roca

Located 500 metres from the historic centre of Tiberias, Villa Roca is just a 5-minute walk from the promenade, restaurants, cafés and shops. This Bed and Breakfast offers air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$88

$88-
Luxury Apartment right on the Lake

Luxury Apartment right on the Lake

Set in Tiberias, Luxury Apartment right on the Lake offers self-catering accommodation with free WiFi. The property features views of the sea and is 500 metres from The Scots Church. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$89

$89-
Beautiful Kinneret View Lakeside Apartment

Beautiful Kinneret View Lakeside Apartment

Situated 400 metres from The Scots Church in Tiberias, this air-conditioned apartment features a balcony. Beautiful Kinneret View Lakeside Apartment features views of the mountain and is 500 metres from Tomb of Maimonides. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$89

$89-
Rimonim Mineral Tiberias

Rimonim Mineral Tiberias

Overlooking the Sea of Galilee, Rimonim Mineral Tiberias offers free sauna and hot tub, and free entry to the Tiberias Hot Springs. On-site parking is also free. All rooms are air conditioned and come with a fridge and cable TV. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$90 - $295

$90-
Galil View Apartment

Galil View Apartment

Located 500 metres from The Scots Church in Tiberias, this apartment features a balcony with sea views. The air-conditioned unit is 500 metres from Tomb of Maimonides, and guests benefit from free WiFi and private parking available on site. Average score from 4 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$90

$90-
Lake Apartments

Lake Apartments

Set only 200 metres from the Tiberias Promenade, Lake Apartments offers self-catering accommodation with air conditioning and free Wi-Fi. A variety of traditional restaurants can be found in the vicinity. Sea of Galillee is 500 metres away. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$90

$90-
Arbelit Lodge

Arbelit Lodge

Studios Arbelit is located in Arbel, 400 metres above sea level and near the Sea of Galilee. This self-catering property offers a shared sauna and a garden with a barbecue, a ping pong table and a hammock. Free Wi-Fi is provided. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$90

$90-
Kmo Yam In The Love Garden

Kmo Yam In The Love Garden

Kmo Yam In The Love Garden is a double located in Kinneret in the North District Israel Region and is 8 km from Tiberias. The property is 25 km from Nazareth and boasts views of the garden. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$90

$90-
Nof El Mul Kinneret

Nof El Mul Kinneret

Featuring free WiFi, Nof El Mul Kinneret offers pet-friendly accommodation in Tiberias. The accommodation features a hot tub. The Scots Church is 400 metres away. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$90

$90-
Agas Holiday Apartments Tiberias

Agas Holiday Apartments Tiberias

Featuring free WiFi, Agas Holiday Apartments Tiberias offers accommodation in Tiberias. The Scots Church is 200 metres from the property. The accommodation is air conditioned and features a seating area. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$90

$90-
Best Location- sweet Apartment

Best Location- sweet Apartment

Situated 200 metres from The Scots Church and 300 metres from Tomb of Maimonides, Best Location- sweet Apartment offers accommodation in Tiberias. The air-conditioned unit is 400 metres from Marina. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$92

$92-
Prima Galil Tiberias Hotel

Prima Galil Tiberias Hotel

With a central position in the historic city of Tiberias, the Prima Galil Tiberias Hotel offers great views over the city and the Sea of Galilee. Free Wi-Fi access is provided. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$92 - $266

$92-
Havaya Tiberias

Havaya Tiberias

Located on top of a hill, within short and easy walking distance from the town centre, Havaya - Sea of Galilee Tiberias is a good base for travellers looking to explore the city and the Galilee region. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$92 - $242

$92-
Royal Plaza Hotel

Royal Plaza Hotel

Located 200 metres from the Sea of Galilee Beach, the Royal Plaza Hotel is in Tiberias. This hotel has an outdoor pool and a bar, and offers spacious rooms with seating areas. The rooms at the Royal Plaza are decorated in a modern style. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$95 - $400

$95-

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Archeological Sites
Tiberias. Tiberias was founded sometime around 20 CE by King Herod Antipas, son of Herod the Great. The city was built in immediate proximity to a spa which had developed around 17 natural mineral hot springs.Herod Antipas made it the capital of his realm in the Galilee and named it for the Roman Emperor Tiberius. There are various archaeological remains...

Kursi. This is the remains of 5th century Christian Monastery that had two Basilicas with significant mosaics. The site is significant to Christians because it has been identified by tradition as the site where Jesus healed two men possessed by demons (Matthew 8: 28–33). Today Kursi is a national park and located on the eastern shore of the Sea of Galilee.

Susita (Hippos). Hippos has many archaeological finds of Roman streets, Temples and Byzantine Churches. The site is located on the Israeli side of the former Israeli-Syrian border of 1949-1967, with a panoramic view of Sea of Galilee area.
Natural
Scenic Waterways
The lake is scenically set amongst low mountains and offers a variety of outdoor options. This includes beaches, kayaking (both on the lake and on the Jordan River), and hiking.
Other Interests:
Natural
Beaches
Kayaking and Canoeing
Lowland Mountains
Hiking and Trekking

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