Built by Herod Antipas, the city was named for the Roman emperor Tiberius and considered an important Jewish spiritual centre. The Talmud was compiled here, and early kibbutzim were established in this area nearly 2000 years later.
A boardwalk stretches from the Old City and promenade to a lively town packed with restaurants, cafes, pubs and bazaars. Horse-drawn carriages and live music add to the atmosphere.
A famous fish market stands testimony to Tiberias’s millennia of history as a fishing village, and the later history of Jews who sought refuge here from the Spanish Inquisition is told in the Dona Gracia Museum.
South of the city lies Hamat Tiberias National Park, with mineral-rich hot springs which have drawn bathers for 2000 years. Today Tiberias Springs is a modern spa offering health and beauty treatments.
These Include Capernaum, with its ancient synagogue ruins and the house of St. Peter, Tabgha and the Mount of Beatitudes. Further afield lie Nazareth, the beautiful hillside town of Safed, where Kabbalah was born and the remarkable Byzantine mosaics of the ruined Roman settlement of Tzipoori. Also waiting to be explored are several notable wineries and several of the country’s most beautiful nature reserves.
“Thank you Superstar for organizing the surprise party for my parents 25th wedding anniversary during their short break in Tel Aviv. Everything went really well. The hotel was very helpful and friendly. They particularly enjoyed the excursion to Jerusalem. Their guide seemed to know so much about the diverse religions and history of the city. They thoroughly enjoyed it.” Yours appreciatively, Ben and Barbara Goodwin. London.
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“Thanks for recommending an extra excursion to the Galilee while we were in Israel recently. It brought back memories of our childhood and reluctantly going to bible classes on a Sunday afternoon. Tiberias and the Sea of Galilee, Capernaum where Jesus lived for some of his life, Peter’s house, loaves and fishes, walking on water, it all came flooding back. I also have to say the Church of the Beatitudes has to be the most spiritual place I have ever visited” Once again thank you. Mr. Robert Jones (retired), Cardiff.
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