Fodor's Expert Review Jordan River Park

Capernaum Ruins

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.

Ruins Park (National/State/Provincial)

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Rte. 888
Bethsaida, Northern District  Israel

04-692–3422

www.kkl-jnf.org

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Rate Includes: NIS 60 per car

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