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Galilee and the North

This is Israel’s greenest region, with lush valleys and wooded hills. Brimming with wildflowers in spring and crisscrossed by hiking trails, it is a good place for horse-riding, bird-watching, and other outdoor activities. The sparkling Sea of Galilee is a major draw, where Tiberias makes a good base for exploring sites central to Jesus’s ministry. The region is also steeped in Jewish religious history. The town of Safed has winding streets and ancient synagogues that captivate visitors, while the region’s wealth of archaeological sites – Caesarea, Beth Shean, and Tsipori – is overwhelming. A visit to Akko is like stepping ...

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