Sea of Galilee, Israel, is located in the northeast of Israel, between the Galilee region and Golan Heights. It is the lowest freshwater lake on earth; its surface elevation is officially around two hundred nine metres below sea level. However, the water level has been up to two hundred fifteen metres below sea level for many years. Moreover, it is the second lowest lake worldwide after the Dead Sea, which is a saltwater lake. The Jordan River feeds the lake near Bethsaida, being responsible for more than seventy-five percent of the Sea of Galilee's intake.
Throughout history, this freshwater lake has had many names, due to the different settlers in the area. Besides Sea of Galilee, the lake is also known as Yam Kinneret, Lake of Gennesaret, and Lake Tiberias. Throughout its history, Israel’s largest freshwater lake has been a popular tourist destination, with excellent places to relax. Inexpensive Sea of Galilee, Israel hostels; camping grounds; first-class resorts; and holiday apartment are available for every sort of tourist. The region is mainly served through the city of Tiberias, a tourist hub for the Sea of Galilee. Virtually all buses pass by this city. There are bus connections available from any bigger city such as Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and Nazareth.
In the region, you can choose from numerous Sea of Galilee, Israel hostels; hotels; and holiday apartments. Many places are clustered around Tiberias on the western shores and Ramot on the eastern shores of the lake. Budget travelers can find a large selection of inexpensive Sea of Galilee, Israel hostels in and around Tiberias. Keep an eye on national holidays before you book. This area is popular with tourists from Israel. Otherwise, it could be booked quickly and you may have trouble finding a place to stay.
Hiking is a popular activity in the area. The Sea of Galilee is a very popular attraction for Christian pilgrims due to its importance in the bible. The so-called Jesus Trail is a sixty-five-kilometre-long hiking and pilgrimage trail in region, following the route Jesus may have walked. The trail connects many sites from his life. In Korazim National Park, you can find an old Talmudic town overlooking the Sea of Galilee. It gives you a real impression what life looked like two thousand years ago. The remains of a lovely synagogue with excellent basalt carvings depicting floral designs are a major attraction in the park.
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