Sea of Galilee

The Sea of Galilee, or the Kinnereti, is tucked away in Northeast Israel, between the Golan Heights and the Galilee region in the Jordan Rift Valley. Famous for it’s role in New Testament writings (according to ancient religious text, this is the spot Jesus lived and walked on water), this body of water is a popular destination for religious gatherings, tourists and outdoor enthusiasts. Pro tip: Check out the local hot springs (Tiberias Hot Springs and Hamat Gader Hot Springs spa are two of our favorites), or head to Korazim National Park to see the remains of the ancient Jewish town of Korazim, a Bedouin sheikh’s tomb, and explore a fourth-century synagogue.

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  • mystical places in northern israel Northern Israel (AKA, the North District or the Galilee) is a totally underrated blend of quiet beaches, mystical grottoes, climbable peaks, and wildlife sanctuaries. Yes, do the tourist thing in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, but then head north to experience one of the most pristine and diverse areas in the country. Even better if you're up for adventure.

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