Tiberias (Hebrew Teveriyah טבריה) is a large town located on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee/Lake Kinneret in the north of Israel. The view of the lake from the hills is simply fascinating - so much water, and so blue. In the 18th and 19th centuries, Tiberias received an influx of rabbis who established the city as a center for Jewish learning. Tiberias is one of the Jewish Four Holy Cities, along with Jerusalem, Hebron, and Safed. It is a pleasant lakefront resort, and also a good base for visiting the Galilee and Golan (see "Get out" below).

Get in

There are buses from Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa, Nazareth, and other cities. You can also drive to Tiberias, and there are organized tours that come here.

Get around

Nearly all of Tiberias' attractions are close together and easily manageable on foot.


Tomb of Rabbi Moshe Ben Maimon (Rambam)
Tiberias hot springs
Aerial photo of Tiberias





Tiberias Hotel Strip

Many cheap hotels can be found across the shore and on the main street. If you do not have a booked reservation, consult any taxi driver (if you want to be ripped off).

Go next

See Sea of Galilee.

Routes through Tiberias

Eilat Belvoir Castle  S  N  Qiryat Shemona Metula

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