"Day 3: Excursion around the Sea of Galilee" Top 5 Page for this destination Lake Tiberias by Carmela71

Lake Tiberias Travel Guide: 97 reviews and 355 photos

The Sea of Galilee, known to Israelis as Lake Kinneret or Lake Tiberias and in arabic Buhayrat Tabariya.

At the Bible the Sea of Galilee is mentioned by 3 other names:

1. The Sea of Kinnereth (or Chinnereth), from its harp-like shape.
2. The Sea of Tiberias.
3. The Lake of Gennesareth.

Religious place

Most of the activities of Jesus, took place, in this area (not much a religious travel person but as avid reader of any novel or hisotrical fact, I had to take in mind this part of the history).

From the fishermen of the Sea of Galilee came at least four of The Twelve Apostles - Peter, Andrew, James and John. And more and more facts of the Bible took place over here.

You shoudl visit Capernaum (home to at least 5 disciples), the Church of the Beatitudes (where it was supposed to happend the Sermon of the Mount) and Tabgha (where supposly Jesus did the multiplication of fish and bread, but also known by the wonderful mosaics).

All Photos had been take by me and Stace (Beach_dog)

Also you could visit Magdala, the town of Mary Magdalena.

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  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Jan 19, 2009 at 8:05 AM

    Hi Carmen, checking out some of your travels thanks!Say Hi to Lori and Hansi and have a great time together!

  • cachaseiro's Profile Photo
    Jan 1, 2005 at 7:06 PM

    nice page carmen. i always wanted to make it up there when i lived in israel, but never did. hopefully next time.

  • andal13's Profile Photo
    Apr 1, 2004 at 3:45 PM

    Conque contrabandeando agua, eh, Carmen? ;-) El lugar es una maravilla... como viajar por la Biblia!!! Espectaculares las fotos.

  • Beach_dog's Profile Photo
    Jun 22, 2003 at 11:15 AM

    I know why that boat sank... it was full of holes ;0)

  • Hosell's Profile Photo
    Jun 20, 2003 at 2:23 PM

    Menudas fotos,Geniales!!!!!!!

  • Lalique's Profile Photo
    Jun 19, 2003 at 11:48 PM

    Great wanders around the lake, Carmen! This area should breathe history, which is crucial for all the Christians....

  • SirRichard's Profile Photo
    Jun 15, 2003 at 10:52 AM

    So Stace finally had a swimming or was it just for the photo? LOL :-)

  • Paul2001's Profile Photo
    Jun 10, 2003 at 5:32 PM

    The Tiberias region is very beautiful. Your photos really capture the atmosphere of the area.


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