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Capernaum was a fishing village established during the time of the Hasmoneans, located on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee. It had a population of about 1,500. Archaeological excavations have revealed two ancient synagogues built one over the other. A house turned into a church by the Byzantines is believed to have been the home of Saint Peter.


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1 - Mount of Beatitudes

The Mount of Beatitudes is a hill in northern Israel, in the Korazim Plateau. It is where Jesus is believed to have delivered the Sermon on the Mount.

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2 - Tabgha

Tabgha is an area situated on the north-western shore of the Sea of Galilee in Israel. It is traditionally accepted as the place of the miracle of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes and the fourth resurrection appearance of Jesus after his Crucifixion.

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3 - Shore Excursions in Tiberias

   10 km away

Journey to Nazareth and Galilee on this full-day shore excursion from Haifa Port. As you travel by minivan, visit Nazareth’s Church of the Annunciation, one of Christianity’s holiest sites, and explore sacred locations around the Sea of Galilee. Roam the Capernaum ruins, where Jesus may have taught; visit the church that marks the feeding of the 5,000; stop at Yarendit, the Jordan River baptismal site; and view other biblical landmarks and captivating sights.

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4 - Sea of Galilee

The Sea of Galilee, Lake Tiberias, Kinneret or Kinnereth, is a freshwater lake in Israel. It is the lowest freshwater lake on Earth and the second-lowest lake in the world, at levels between 215 metres and 209 metres below sea level.

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5 - Mount Arbel

   9 km away

Mount Arbel is a mountain in The Lower Galilee near Tiberias in Israel, with high cliffs, views of Mount Hermon and the Golan Heights, a cave-fortress, and ruins of an ancient synagogue.

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6 - Archaeology Tours in Tiberias

   10 km away

Unique to this tour is the combination of the off road, jeep experience connecting the historical sites, and archaeological discoveries of the Golan Heights with the regions dramatic and pristine geography.

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7 - Arbel Nature Reserve

   9 km away
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8 - Tiberias

   10 km away

Tiberias is an Israeli city on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee. Established around 20 CE, it was named in honour of the second emperor of the Roman Empire, Tiberius. In 2018 it had a population of 44,234.

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9 - Safed

   12 km away

Safed, is a city in the Northern District of Israel. Located at an elevation of 900 metres, Safed is the highest city in the Galilee and in Israel.

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10 - Masada

   22 km away

Masada is a kibbutz in northern Israel. Located in the northern Jordan Valley near the Sea of Galilee, it falls under the jurisdiction of Emek HaYarden Regional Council. In 2019 it had a population of 360. Although stll called a kibbutz, it has privatised itself in 2006.

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11 - Jordan Valley

   23 km away
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12 - Nazareth

   32 km away

Nazareth is the largest city in the Northern District of Israel. Nazareth is known as "the Arab capital of Israel". In 2019 its population was 77,445. The inhabitants are predominantly Arab citizens of Israel, of whom 69% are Muslim and 30.9% Christian.

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13 - Church of the Annunciation

   32 km away

The Church of the Annunciation, sometimes also referred to as the Basilica of the Annunciation, is a Catholic Church in Nazareth, in northern Israel.

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14 - Golan Heights View

   33 km away
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15 - Mount Precipice

   34 km away

Mount Precipice, also known as Mount of Precipitation, Mount of the Leap of the Lord and Mount Kedumim is located just outside the southern edge of Nazareth, 2.0 km southwest of the modern city center.

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16 - 40

   35 km away
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17 - Klil

   37 km away

Klil is a community settlement in northern Israel. Located in the Western Galilee, southeast of Nahariya between Yanuh-Jat and Kafr Yasif, it falls under the jurisdiction of Mateh Asher Regional Council. In 2017 it had a population of 685.

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18 - Bethlehem

   39 km away
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19 - Hermon Stream Nature Reserve

   42 km away

The Dan River is a tributary of the Jordan River. The sources of the river are multiple springs emerging from Tel Dan along underground fault lines.

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20 - Beit She'An

   42 km away

Beit She'an, also known as Beisan, and historically known as Scythopolis is a city in the Northern District of Israel, which has played an important role in history due to its geographical location at the junction of the Jordan River Valley and the Jezreel Valley.

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21 - Beit She'an National Park

   42 km away
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22 - Rosh HaNikra

   50 km away

Rosh HaNikra is a kibbutz in northern Israel. Located on the Mediterranean coast near the Rosh HaNikra grottoes and the border with Lebanon, it falls under the jurisdiction of Mateh Asher Regional Council. In 2017 it had a population of 1,354.

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