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“Where so much began”
Review of Sea of Galilee

Sea of Galilee
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Christian Sites by the Sea of Galilee from Tel Aviv
Ranked #1 of 32 things to do in Tiberias
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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“Where so much began”
Reviewed November 22, 2013

This is a must for any visitor to Israel. The Yardenit baptism site to the south where the Jordan leaves the "Kinneret" is evocative and Tiberias itself is a mixture of ancient and modern. There is a variety of choice for hotels and eateries, as well as shops, a fun evening market and a great light show. Moving up the shore, Magdala is worth noting. Then the powerful sites of Mensa Christi, Tabgha and the Mount of Beatitudes bring the bible alive. The ancient fishing boat at Nof Ginosar is worth a look. Capernaum is another special place. A trip on a fishing boat is a "must do" and the stillness on the sea when the boat stops for a time, is powerful. From the lake, the sites of Jesus ministry and the Horns of Hittite where the crusaders lost to Salahadin bring history alive, and make quite an impression. Lunch at Kibbutz Ein Gev often means a battle with the bony St Peter's fish. To the north a rubber boat ride down the rapids, skiing on Mount Hermon or simply viewing the Golan heights, or visiting Banias, the former Caesarea Philippi all make for a marvellous trip.

Visited April 2013
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Brampton, Canada
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“Poignant”
Reviewed November 21, 2013

Very calming and spiritual. The highlight of my trip! I felt so peaceful here on the boat. The staff was friendly and accommodating. would recommend this trip to anyone.

Visited November 2013
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“One can feel the history”
Reviewed November 21, 2013

Worth visiting because of the historical significance and the stunning views across to the mountains beyond. We think the place is great in this time of the year. The lake is quiet, no waves and the temperature of the Water is nice.
AN if you want you can have "Peter's fishes" directly fresh from the Sea of Galilee for lunch.

Visited October 2013
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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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“Daniel Carmel - Sea of Galilee”
Reviewed November 10, 2013

IF U are a born again Believer (in Jesus Christ, being Lord and Saviour), then this is the best way to see Galilee, on board Daniels boat...a great testimony, a great singer, with great knowledge of the region...for me this is 1 of the 2/3 STAND OUT things about my visit to Israel...Thank You Daniel, thanks to your crew too....IF i have 1 "small" complaint....it would be this...for us "BRITS" Daniel sang mainly in English...the CD i bought is only partly in English and part in Hebrew...I dont speak hebrew...so, if U do buy 1 - be warned...You will however, get blessed

Visited October 2013
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“Jesus frequented this place!”
Reviewed November 8, 2013

That alone is a good reason to get to the Sea of Galilee: The fact that Jesus was here.
The Sea of Galilee is a big freshwater lake with a lot of historical importance as well as strategic importance. The whole of Israel's water supply comes from here.
The surrounding areas are unspoilt and of Biblical importance. You could sail in a boat like St. Peter did and cast nets or relax in a local Hotel or restaurant. In spite of the tourist potential the area is not tacky.
If you have read the Bible then you need to visit Capernaum.
In case you didn't know the River Jordan is associated with the Sea of Galilee.

Visited October 2013
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