Excursions to Galilee
Guided tours of the Galilee Sea of Galilee, a Christian holy sites and historical places on its shores, Jordan River, Nazareth, Tiberias and many more.
North-western mountainous part of Israel called Galilee. We advise you to go there and all nature lovers and those interested in Jewish history, and those who hold dear the Christian holy places. Here you can plunge into the holy waters of the Jordan River, try the monastery wine at Cana, climb the Mount of Beatitudes, take a ride on a boat on the waters of the Sea of Galilee, Nazareth and visit the sacred center of the mystical teachings of Kabbalah city of Safed.
The Sea of Galilee – Kinneret lake
Lake Tiberias, also known as the Sea of Galilee in Israel today is called the Kinneret lake It is located in the Syrian-African rift. From the north to the Kinneret flows into several rivers originating in the Golan Heights, including the Jordan River, which flows from the south. Kineret is the main source of water for the All-Israeli water.
On the shores of the Sea of Galilee, the Lord chose his disciples from among the fishermen, called them to the apostolate. Here he preached and performed many miracles appeared to the apostles after his resurrection. On the northern shore of the lake is Capernaum (Kfar Nahum), in which he lived and preached by Jesus Christ. Here you will visit the Franciscan church and monastery on the Mount Sermon on the Mount – Mount Bliss. You will visit Tabgha – the place of a miracle of multiplying the loaves, as well as in the area of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Magdala – a place of healing Lord St. Equal to the Apostles. Mary Magdalene. At the headwaters of the Jordan River from the Sea of Galilee is Yardenit – the center of the baptism in the waters of the sacred river.
Yardenit – the center of Jesus’ baptism
A place called Yardenit, almost at the exit of the Jordan River from the Kinneret lake. In the Jordan John the Baptist baptized Jesus. Considered curative waters of the Jordan. They do not just treat the body but also spiritualized. Millions of pilgrims a year to dip into this backwater. And yet, there is always a calm, quiet and exalted atmosphere here. Yardenit fully equipped for ablutions. Dressed in a special shirt, pilgrims offer prayers and chant the sacred rite of baptism in the waters of the Jordan.
Cana of Galilee
The Church built in honor of the First miracles at the wedding feast where the water turned into wine. Wedding Church, built, according to legend, the site of biblical events, is in the Arab village of Kafr Kanna. Here you can admire the colorful interior of the church, the icons with the image of the first miracle of the Savior and see the ancient stone vessel for water storage.
The biblical town of Nazareth is located in the high valley of Galilee Mountains. Early information about Nazareth dated to the year 135 AD The childhood of Jesus, and most of the life of the holy family was here. Christians came to him after 1099, and the Crusaders made it the administrative capital of the Galilee. In the 13th century, the Muslims conquered the city and destroyed it completely. Prior to 1620 Nazareth was uninhabited until it has settled the Franciscans, who built churches and monasteries. Many pilgrims come to venerate the holy places associated with the name of Jesus Christ. At the site of the house of the holy family today is a grand Catholic Church of the Annunciation. Coming through the colorful Arab market you will find yourself in the possession of the Greek-Catholic church and visit the synagogue where Jesus taught. Among the other interesting places of Nazareth, we advise you not to miss the Catacomb Church, where the early Christians hid from Roman persecution.
Archaeological Park Zippori
Six kilometers from Nazareth is one of the best national archaeological parks – Zippori. Here you can see the remains of a giant Roman theater, burial caves, the ruins of the Crusader fortress and the famous mosaic, known as the Mona Lisa of the Galilee. The giant underground waterworks, built in the first century AD amaze with the art of engineering and sizes.