Kinarot Valley and the Sea of Galilee

The Sea of Galilee (Hebrew: Yam Kinneret) is the largest freshwater lake of Israel. It is a picturesque lake located in the east of the Galilee region, (at the other side of the lake is the Golan Heights). The area is, of course, best known for its Gospel associations with the life and ministry of Jesus. As such, it forms a natural destination for pilgrimage among all varieties of Christians. Its beaches are also a prime recreational spot for Israelis and foreigners alike.


Other destinations

The following sites are listed roughly from north to south.


Sea of Galilee


Tilapia zilli (redbelly tilapia, "St. Peter's fish"), served in a Tiberias restaurant

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