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Lower Galilee Travel Guide

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Plan Your Lower Galilee Vacation

The Lower Galilee is a history-soaked region where scores of events in the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament took place. Blessed with forested hills, fertile valleys, gushing springs, and the Sea of Galilee, it has strong appeal. The graves of Jewish, Christian, Muslim, and Druze holy men attract those seeking spiritual solace, but the region is also the scene of earthly delights,

including fine restaurants and spas.

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Top Reasons To Go

  1. Sunset on the Sea of Galilee The lake at sundown is always evocative, often beautiful, and occasionally spectacular. Walk a beach, sip a drink, or take a sail as dusk slowly settles.
  2. Zippori The distant past is palpable at this archaeological site, once a worldly Jewish and Hellenistic city. Set amid woods, it has the loveliest ancient mosaics in the land.
  3. Nazareth Tradition and modernity collide in the town where Jesus grew up. Today it’s a city of baklava and BMWs, new politics and ancient passions. Talk to a local as you sample Middle Eastern delicacies.
  4. Mt. Gilboa This little-visited region offers local beauty and grand views for the independent traveler who has a bit of time and no checklist of must-see famous sites.
  5. A spiritual source Tune your ear to the Galilee's spiritual reverberations. Listen as pilgrims chant a Mass at the Mt. of Beatitudes or sit meditatively on Tabgha's shore.

When To Go

When to Go

The Galilee is prettiest in the spring months of March and April when it’s covered with wildflowers, and its hills are draped in green. Summer ...

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