In the Old Testament the Sea of Galilee is known as the Sea of Kinnereth. At 209 meters below sea level, it is the lowest freshwater lake on Earth and the second-lowest lake in the world after the Dead Sea a saltwater lake.
Capernaum an important Roman town on the northern shoreline was reported to have been the home of the apostles Peter, Andrew, James and John as well as the tax collector Matthew. According to Luke 4:31-44, Jesus taught in the synagogue in Capernaum on the sabbath days.It is in Capernaum where Jesus preached,healed the sick and performed many miracles.
Tabgha has witnessed Jesus’s miracle of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes. On top of the hill of Mount of Beatitudes is a modern church commemorating the site where Christ gave his blessings.
Tiberius is a popular town with an attractive lakeside setting and the ideal location for your exploration of the area. The town was founded during Roman times by Herod Antipas who dedicated it to the Emperor Tiberius.
Bet Shean lies on the route from Mesopotamia to the Mediterranean and is one of the best preserved cities of the Decapolis.