A Guide to Hammat Tiberias

hamat tiberias

Hammat Tiberias (also spelled Hamat Tiberias) is an ancient archeological site and national park in the city of Tiberias, located on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee (Kinneret) in Israel’s Northern District. The park is managed by the Israel Nature and Parks Authority. Tiberias is famous for its thermal springs … Read more

Best Ways to Experience Druze Life and Culture in Israel

A Druze town on the Golan Heights

The Druze people are a unique ethnoreligious group mainly living in Israel’s northern region. They may be a minority in Israel, but they are big on history, tradition, and culture (not to mention that Druze food is delicious). Now that you have learned about the best-known Druze villages in northern Israel, this … Read more

Fishing in the Sea of Galilee

Sunrise over the lake. Boat floating on the calm water under amazing sunset.

The Sea of Galilee (Kinneret), the lowest freshwater lake in the world, is famously mentioned in the Bible. It is the site where Jesus said, “I will make you fishers of men.” According to the Bible, four of the Apostles – Andrew, James, John, and Peter – worked as fishermen on the … Read more

Top Fun Things to Do in Nazareth

panoramic view of Nazareth, north of Israel

The city of Nazareth, which lies on the southern edge of the Lower Galilee, is popularly known as the childhood home of Jesus Christ and revered as the site of the Annunciation. It is also the largest Arab city in Israel; thus, it is known as the “Arab capital of Israel.” It … Read more

Holy Land Travels: Church of the Beatitudes

churches in israel

Israel is also known as the “Holy Land.” If you are a devout Christian and your purpose for traveling to Israel is mostly religious, then you are likely to put a check on the Mount of Beatitudes on your Holy Land travel bucket list. What and where is the Mount of Beatitudes? … Read more

Cherry Picking Season in Israel

basket of cherries

Over the past decades, agrotourism (agriculturally based tourism) is a worldwide trend that offers city dwellers a chance to escape the urban jungle and experience rural life. Israel is no exception to this trend. The flourishing agrotourism industry in the country is a clear indication of its success in agriculture. It is … Read more

Archaeological Discoveries in Kursi

church ruins in Israel

Kursi (also known as Gergesa) is an ancient settlement and a national park on the eastern shore of the Sea of Galilee. It is traditionally recognized as the place where Jesus’ “Miracle of the Swine” took place. According to the New Testament of the Christian Bible, Jesus performed an exorcism on a … Read more

Yardenit Baptismal Site

Yardenit Baptismal Site

Yardenit is located at the northern end of the lower or long Jordan River, near where it flows south out of the Sea of Galilee. The Yardenit, (meaning “little Jordan” in Hebrew) is visited by hundreds of thousands of Christian pilgrims every year, many of whom revere it as the baptismal site … Read more

Kursi – The Miracle of the Swine

Kursi – The Miracle of the Swine

Kursi (also known as Kursi National Park), along the eastern shores of the Sea of Galilee, is identified in Christian tradition with Gadarenes, where the Miracle of the Swine took place, according to tradition. A large church and monastery stood at the site in the Byzantine period. It was destroyed by invading Persians … Read more

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Introduction to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre The Church of the Holy Sepulchre is the holiest place in Jerusalem for most Christians (See also Christian Quarter Photo Album). It is revered as the site of the crucifixion and burial of Jesus, as well as several additional associated events.  The church also … Read more