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Touring the Galilee

Touring the Galilee

Traveling in the Galilee – An Exceptional Experience


The Galilee region is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful areas in Israel that also has great importance for the world of Christianity, which is why it attracts many tourists. The Galilee region offers you a cultural, religious and historical experience by which you could encounter places you've heard of in stories since childhood, which you've always wanted to see. The Galilee region also offers you wonderful sceneries, running water and numerous attractions and activities for the whole family.


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Where to Visit while touring the Galilee?

Nazareth - one of the most important cities in Israel and one of the exceptionally prominent religious centers in the world of Christianity. Nazareth offers a great variety of interesting attractions to visit, not only for visitors of the Christian faith. In Nazareth you could find the Church of the Annunciation, where Gabriel the archangel announced Mary of the birth of Jesus, which is why it is considered to be one of the most important sites of the Christian religion. Additional places that should not be missed in the city are the clock tower and of course the local restaurants that invite you to enjoy the authentic local foods. A tour in the streets and alleys of Nazareth will present you with beauty and colorfulness, and with unusual scents and ambiance.

Kaper Nahum - (Kfar Nahum) resides to the northern shore of the Lake of Galilee and is one of the most important religious centers for Christianity, being Jesus' main area of activity in the Galilee. Kaper Nahum has a beautiful national garden that spreads over about 80 dunam, in which you can walk on a three and a half kilometers long promenade that connects it to the Tabgha churches. In this garden you can enjoy a unique site of antiquities from ancient times.

Tiberias - Israel's northern touristic capital, where you can find plenty of hotels of varying grades, many restaurants, shops and attractions that enable its visitors to enjoy its proximity to the Lake of Galilee. If you like fish restaurants, you can find many good ones in Tiberias, some of which are considered to be the best in the country. Having a variety of attractions, Tiberias attracts many visitors from Israel and from abroad throughout the year and assures you a perfect and enjoyable vacation.

Rosh Hanikrah - one of Israel's most beautiful nature sites having unique landscapes that attract many tourists throughout the year. The site is surrounded by wonderful landscapes and offers its visitors many attractions including the fascinating crevices, which are an ancient and breathtaking geological phenomena that you can visit by means of a cable car ride, a fascinating audio-visual display, a promenade, a good restaurant, plenty of activities for the whole family and the possibility to have special and exciting events. You are invited to enjoy this magical place, which is located not far from Nahariya.

The Hula Valley is one of the most beautiful areas in the northern part of the country, offering a magnificent and unique nature reserve. Hula Nature Reserve has been preserved after drying large sections of the valley, including a large lake and numerous wetlands. The reserve stretches over an area of 3,200 hectares and is home to tens of thousands of different animal species and rare vegetation. In the lake you can enjoy a variety of great attractions for the whole family, like golf carts, bicycles, wagons, and many more.

Acre (Acco) – one of the most interesting cities in the north, combining a variety of different cultures and religions. Acre, an ancient port city, was declared in 2001 a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and offers its visitors the history of this old place, the wonderful colors of the city, the rich culture and its unique and beautiful seashore.

Mount Meron, Israel's highest mountain, rises to a height of 1204 meters, and includes a beautiful nature reserve, which offers beautiful walking trails, stunning views and beautiful nature. In addition, at the foot of the mountain one can find various sacred sites, such as the tombs of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, Rabbi Eliezer and Rabbi Yochanan Ha'Sandlar, and graves which are sacred for the Jews, as well as the grave of Nabi Sabalan, sacred for the Druze.

Safed – also known as "the capital of Galilee", is considered the country's highest city, which offers, along with fine weather, especially during the hot summer, a panoramic view of the beautiful landscapes surrounding it. The city attracts numerous visitors every year, who get to enjoy its ancient history, unique atmosphere, as well as its holy ambiance and unique beauty.