The Sea of Galilee is known to be the region where Jesus of Nazareth and his disciples spent a lot of time doing their ministry which includes countless testimonies and unwritten records of healing and miracles. Hence, the biblical sites around the Sea of Galilee are a particular place of interest in most biblical Israel tours for that very reason. Let’s check out the popular biblical sites near the Sea of Galilee below.
Yardenit is a baptismal site along the Jordan River which happens to be located near the Sea of Galilee as well. Know as the area where John the Baptist baptized Jesus of Nazareth, many come here to be baptized themselves. Many biblical Israel tours offer baptisms at Yardenit. Check out our guide about getting baptized in the Jordan River here.
Many miracles of Jesus took place in Capernaum, a fishing village on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee. Jesus of Nazareth also taught in the synagogue in Capernaum which still stands today. According to the gospels of Luke and Matthew, Jesus healed the servant of a Roman centurion at Capernaum as well. Aside from being a biblical site, Capernaum is also known for its archaeological excavations and evidence of biblical events making it a popular itinerary in biblical Israel tours.
Tabgha is located in the north-western shore of the Sea of Galilee. This is said to be the place where Jesus of Nazareth fed five thousand men with the miracle of multiplication of the fishes and loaves. Today, you can find the Church of the Multiplication at Tabgha which features Byzantine mosaic decorations.
Bethsaida, situated near the Golan Heights on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee, is the hometown of the Apostles Simon Peter, his brother Andrew, and Philip. Bethsaida feature archaeological sites and ancient ruins.
Visiting the places near the Sea of Galilee are just some of the many biblical sites scattered all over Israel. If you need help in organizing your own and customized Israel bible tour, contact us today to get assistance from your expert and friendly tour leaders.