About Lower Galilee
The Lower Galilee has its own serene beauty and diverse landscape.
It is famed for its forested hills, fertile valleys, gushing springs, olive orchards, scenic roads and interesting hiking trails. During springtime, the hills are cloaked with irises and wildflowers, a sight to be awed.
Many of the miracles of Jesus occurred on the shores of the Sea of Galilee.
Jesus went about all Galilee teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and disease among the people. Jesus walked on water, calmed the storm, fed the five thousand people and raised the dead.
Numerous sites of biblical importance are in the Lower Galilee.
It includes Mount of Beatitudes, Capernaum, Tabgha, Migdal, Mount Gilboa, Megiddo, the city of Nazareth, as well as archaeological sites from the early centuries of Christianity and ancient stone synagogues,
The Sea of Galilee is the lowest freshwater lake in the world.
It is the largest and the only natural freshwater reservoir in Israel. It has had a variety of names since biblical times. The cool waters are surrounded by beaches, kibbutzim, archaeological and recreational attractions.
- Take a ride on an old wooden boat on the Sea of Galilee (also known as Lake Kinneret).
- Walk down the slopes of Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus delivered His Sermon on the Mount.
- See the site of Peter’s house and an old Jewish synagogue at Capernaum.
- Ascend to the top of Mount Arbel for the most iconic viewpoint over the Sea of Galilee.
- Discover the Jesus Boat, an ancient fishing boat from the 1st century AD at Yigal Alon Museum, Ginosar.
- Stroll through the streets of Nazareth, believed to be the hometown of Jesus.
- Enjoy the sweeping views of the Jezreel Valley and other Galilean sight at Mount Precipice.