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The Sea of Galilee

Bible referred to the Sea of Galilee as the Sea of Chinnereth or Chinneroth, Gennesar, Lake of Gennesaret, and Sea of Tiberias, a name that has survived in the modern Arabic “Bohaerat Tabareeea”.

Jesus (PBUH) met Simon Peter, James, and John, His first disciples in galilee, and it was here that He performed many miracles: Jesus (PBUH) stilled the raging storm on the Sea of Galilee that was about to swamp their boat, He walked on the stormy water to His disciples, preached the Sermon of the Mount, and performed the miracle of the draught of fish. “Again Jesus began to teach by the lake. 


Great rural farming villages surround the spectacular geographical wonder that is the Sea of Galilee (the Kinneret). It’s famous Because of its position among the New Testament works. The whole of the Gae is since this is the place where Jesus stayed .It boasts archaeological ruins along side some of Israel’s first pioneering settlements. The Kinneret also houses religious sites, modern cities, and endless outdoor pursuits

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Best places to visit

Mount Beatitudes

Mount Beatitudes is known to be the area where Jesus gave the Sermon on the Mount. Also named as Mount Eresmos, the mountain (look like a hill) is located above the Capernaum and Tabgha. While it would be tempting to go directly to Tabgha, stay on Highway 90 and drive to Mount Beatitudes first.

While the Bible doesn’t mentioned exactly the name of the places sermon’s location, Mount Beatitudes has been considered the place since the 4th century CE when the first pilgrims started visiting it.

Mount Arbel

There is no better opportunity than Mount Arbel to climb the 181-meter summit if you want to see some amazing vistas. It’s only fair that we should add here that the hike to the mountain that’s also mentioned in the Bible is a bit harder than we’ve let you think.

Due to the fact that the surface of the lake lies actually a couple of hundred meters below sea level, the mountain, in reality, rises almost four hundred meters above the Sea of Galilee.


According to the gospels, Jesus performed one of his miracles in this area . Feeding the multitude is also known as feeding the 5000 and feeding the 4000.  Providing for the hungry by multiplying the bread loaves and fish is regarded as two separate miracles, which explains the two different numbers.

Additionally, it is where Jesus made his fourth post-crucifixion visit and appointed Peter as the leader of the Apostles. There are two churches in the area – the Church of the Multiplication and the Church of the Primacy of Saint Peter. Both are usually open from 8 AM to 5 PM, and entry is free. As you can see, it’s not surprising that Tabgha is a popular stop on the pilgrimage route.

Things to Know About the Sea of Galilee

The sea of Galilee is an important water basin in the northern area. The Jordan River is the primary water source of the Sea of Galilee, but some underground springs help keep the water level in balance. Despite its name, It is a freshwater lake.

When searching for information about the lake, you might come across names such as Lake Tiberias, Kinneret, or Kinnereth Lake, but they all mean the same place, the Sea of Galilee. Sitting at an altitude of 200 meters below sea level, the Sea of Galilee is the second-lowest lake in the world after the Dead Sea, which is, however, a saltwater lake.

Weather and Climate in the sea of galilee

The height of see affects its moderate climate, which has pleasant, sunny summers and mild, dry winters (with chilly nights) (during which thunderstorms often break out). as you can visit these areas in the summer will be great trip .

  • Duga Beach
  • Capernaum
  • Kursi National Park
  • Ein Gev
  • Tzemach Beach
  • Hamat Tiberias National Park

Summers are long, lasting from May to September, with July and August being the hottest months. Temperatures range between 23-36° C (75-96° F) and you can expect 50-90% humidity.  The good news is that there is air-conditioning almost everywhere you go, from buses and taxis to malls and hotels. However, it is really important to prepare for these temperatures, especially when spending time outdoors. Buy good sun protection, wear long but cool clothes and make sure to drink plenty of water.


Autumn is, for the most part, a continuation of the summer weather. It does get a little cooler and the humidity drops, so it is more comfortable.  The season starts in September and at the end of November it starts getting cooler and we might see a little rain, but not too much.  September is usually as warm as summer, but the temperatures in autumn are similar to those of spring and range between 16-24° C (60-75° F).


Depending where you come from you might not even consider the city weather “real winter weather”.  This is the wettest time of the year and temperatures range between 6-15° C (42-60° F). Israeli schools have a winter break for Channukah during December, this usually doesn’t affect accommodation but activities tend to get crowded. Also, tourists from nearby countries use their winter breaks to enjoy the warmer temperatures in this city.


Spring is between March and May and this is the ideal time to visit this city. You usually won’t see much rain and the temperatures are mild, ranging between 16-24° C (60-75° F), although the nights might still be chilly. Passover falls in April so if you are planning on visiting during this time keep in mind that prices of flights and accommodation will rise and tend to get booked early.

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