Sea of Galilee

A freshwater lake in Israel, known for its biblical significance and as a source of drinking water and fish.

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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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Sea of Galilee Guides

  • mystical places in northern israel

    leah (Leah Fishman)
    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.

Sea of Galilee Articles

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    Each June, we honor the anniversary of Stonewall Uprising: the historic event that marked the start of the modern movement for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex and asexual rights (LGBTQIA+) across the globe. To celebrate, hundreds of Pride parades will take place in every nook and cranny of the world. With demonstrations, seminars, parties, […]

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    Israel may be small, but it’s steeped in more culture, religion, and history than just about anywhere else in the world. From mystic mountains, endless deserts and dead seas to holy walls, ancient temples, and modern street art, Israel was built for literally every type of traveler. Visiting for the first time can be tricky […]