Lower Galilee Sights

Jordan River Park

  • Rte. 888 Map It
  • Bethsaida
  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Published 05/04/2017

Fodor's Review

This park north of the Sea of Galilee contains typical riverside vegetation as well as some ancient sites. In the southeast section, archaeologists have partially excavated an ancient fishing village, identified as the likely site of the Bethsaida of the Second Temple period. It includes the remains (now rubble) of several homes that provide an idea of how communal life once occurred here. Now, as then, the village has a view of the Sea of Galilee (though the shoreline moved drastically in an earthquake in AD 363). A shaded and serene sitting area includes arrows pointing to other Christian sites around the lake. Other than the sitting area, shade is limited here, so bring a hat and plenty of water. Several well-marked hiking trails lead to sites of historical and religious importance. Jordan River Park is 9 km (5½ miles) northeast of Capernaum.

Sight Information

Address:

Rte. 888, Bethsaida, Northern District, Israel

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Phone:

04-692–3422

Website: www.kkl-jnf.org

Sight Details:

  • NIS 60 per car

Published 05/04/2017

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