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Hippos Sussita (“Horse” in both Greek and Aramaic) was a Pagan city built on top of a large cliff overlooking the Sea of Galilee in Hellenistic times. Sussita thrived for about a thousand years until its final destrcution by an earthquake in 749 CE.

sussita view of the sea of galileeIt’s rich remains include a main street (“Decumanos”) a temple, a cathedral, four churches, a forum, a possible ruler shrine (“Kyble”), and an Odeon.

In 2019 a fifth church was found at the site, with decoration alluding the miracle of the multiplication of Loaves and Fish (Mark 6).

My Friends, Sergio and Rhoda, Presenting Hippos-Sussita


Hippos ( Ancient Greek: Ἵππος, “horse”) is an archaeological site in Israel, located on a hill overlooking the Sea of Galilee. Between the 3rd century BC and the 7th century CE, Hippos was the site of a Greco-Roman city, which declined under Muslim rule and was abandoned after an earthquake in 749.

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Book a Private Tour to Hippos-Sussita

Hippos-Sussita is in the Golan Heights, near the Sea of Galilee. Contact me for a proposal of a full day tour to the Galilee, that will also include a visit to Hippos-Sussita.