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Ancient Tiberias  was founded by Herod Antipas  in 20 CE on the westwern shores of the Sea of Galilee, and was named after emperor Tiberius .  After the conquest and destruction of Jeruaslem in 70 CE, Tiberias developed to be the biggest and most important Jewish center in the Holy Land. A good example of a Jewish synagogue from that period can be seen at Hamat Tiberias In Tiberias the “Jerusalem” Talmud wikipedia s was compiled, The Sanhedrin‘s wikipedia s station was in Tiberias, and later in Tiberias diacritics for Hebrew writing was developed (“Tiberian Hebrew” wikipedia s). Excavavtions at ancient Tiberias uncovered various remains from Classical to Crusaders times. 

tiberias maimonides tombModern Tiberias is built over its mediavel remains, and combines hotels, restaurants and pedestrian malls amidst synagogues such as Abulafia Synagogue In and around the city are also traditional tomb marks of various figures related to Jewish history, such as – Tomb of Rachel, Tiberias , “Tomb of Maimonides” , “Tomb of Rabbi Akiva“ , “Tomb of Rabbi Me’ir Ba’al Hanes” , and the “Tomb of the Matriarchs” .

saint peter church tiberiasTiberias has also interesting sites relating to Christian history such as  Mount Berenice Saint Peter’s Church in Tiberias  and more. 

Book a Private Tour to the Tiberias

Tiberias is located on the western shores of the Sea of Galilee , and is about 2 hours drive from Tel-Aviv

Contact me for a proposal of full day tour that will also include a visit to Tiberias.

Points of Interest in the Area

hamath tiberias synagogueHamat Tiberias
tiberias panoramaModern Tiberias
tiberias maimonides tombTomb of Maimonides
Galilee christian tourDay Tour of the Galilee