Also known as Lake Kinneret, Lake Tiberias or Lake of Gennesaret - The Sea of Galilee is the backdrop of many significant historical and religious events.
It was on the lake's northern shore that Jesus called His first Disciples and began to preach. The largest city on the lake is Tiberias, on the western shore, which since the 16th century has been considered in Jewish tradition as one of the Four Holy Cities (the others being Jerusalem, Hebron, and Safed).
The Sea of Galilee’s stunning shores are lined with wonderful places to relax by the waters, vast well-equipped camping grounds, cycling, and walking trails. The lake’s mostly calm clear water is the perfect setting for the wide range of water sports available including water skiing, wakeboarding, banana boating, tornado boating, tubing and much more.
Situated at 220 meters (655 feet) below sea level, the Sea of Galilee, fed by the Jordan River, the Sea of Galilee (or Lake Kinneret) is the largest freshwater lake in Israel and a pilgrimage site for tourists the world over.