The Sea of Galilee region is one of the most beautiful in Israel. Also known as Kinneret, it’s located in the Jordan Rift Valley where we took a jeep tour. Did you know that the Sea of Galilee is the lowest freshwater lake in the World?
To make the best out of a visit to the Sea of Galilee is of course, to take a boat ride. Owned by Kibbutz Ein-Gev that is located on the enchanting eastern shores of the holy lake, the Kinneret Sailing Co. offers a unique cruise experience for holiday makers and Christian pilgrims.
Sea of Galilee
A short 30-min cruise to soak in the breathtaking scenery in the Sea of Galilee is enough an experience to last a lifetime.
Surprisingly, the crew of the boat even flew our Singapore flag and played the National Anthem when we were in the middle of the lake! You know what, they have over 60 flags and anthems on the boats to serve such request for tourists from different countries.
Get away from the city’s hustle and bustle and enjoy the serenity of the Sea of Galilee in peaceful surroundings. You can find out more about cruises run by Kinneret Sailing Co. on the Web: www.eingev.co.il/?CategoryID=289
Ein Gev Fish Restaurant
After the cruise, head down to the ever popular Ein Gev Fish Restaurant that’s just a stone’s throw away from the jetty for the signature St Peter’s Fish and other local delights.
Wondering what’s St Peter’s Fish? It’s the redbelly tilapia that’s found in the Sea of Galilee. The char-grilled smokiness of the signature dish never overpowers its natural seafood sweetness. One whole fish is pretty huge for the main.
Try the tasty local delights. Our favourites are the Falafel deep-fried balls made from ground chickpeas and the hummus for pita bread. Nom… Nom… Nom…
Tip: Catch the gorgeous sunset by the Sea of Galilee while dining at Ein Gev Fish Restaurant. Dine indoor or alfresco.
Ein-Gev Fish Restaurant
Opening hours: Summer 11:30 am – 10:00 am / Winter 11:30 am – 9:00 pm
Kibbutz Sha’ar Hagolan
Live like a local, stay at a Kibbutz to experience communal lifestyle in Israel.
Ideally located near famous attractions in the Jordan Valley, Upper Galilee & Golan Heights and Christian Holy sites, El Mul Golan Country Lodging & Youth Hostel has 55 rooms in the lodge and 6 rooms in the youth hostel. Within the Kibbutz itself, there’s a cafeteria, a mini market, a pet zoo and a souvenir shop.
Fruit trees in the lush green gardens of El Mul Golan in Kibbutz Sha’ar Hagolan.
Our cosy rooms to snuggle in for two peaceful nights were clean and well furnished in countryside decor. The rooms are appointed with TV, air-con, a fridge, a mini pantry with hot drinks facilities and optional WiFi connection.
Kibbutz Sha’ar Hagolan is an attraction in its own right. Step back some 8,000 years in time to the Late Stone Age at The Museum of Yarmukian Culture located within the Kibbutz. The museum exhibits prehistoric findings and tell-tale artifacts from the ancient Yarmuk village, an important worship centre near the Yarmuk River of that time.
The showcases at the museum display human clay figurines that date back to several thousands of years ago. Don’t miss a visit to this special museum. It’s not big but one of its kind in the world.
The Museum of Yarmukian Culture @Kibbutz Sha’ar Hagolan
Opens to the public 7 days a week. (Admission fees: 10 – 20 NIS)
Kibbutz Sha’ar Hagolan
Jordan Valley 15145
Tel: + 972 4 6677544 | Web: www.elmulgolan.co.il/127423/English
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