If you enjoy just chilling, but then all of a sudden you decide to give way to your inner adventurer and explorer, Tiberias in Israel is just your kind of 2 in 1 place. Set your base for exploring North Israel in a city at 200 meters below sea level, and soak in all the amazing opportunities it offers. You’re guaranteed to have the trip of a lifetime. Pack a takeaway falafel and walk down the slopes of Golan Heights, put on a swimming suit and cool down in its streams, lakes and waterfalls, enjoying the exciting volcanic scenery, and after a night of mingling with the locals in kibbutz bars head to the fish market to get fresh lunch ideas.
If you’re into hiking, this is your place. Head to Mt. Arbel and enjoy the magnificent views of the Sea of Galilee, or walk the Jesus Trail that traces the route Jesus may have walked, connecting many sites from his life and ministry. There is great architecture to be admired here and amazing sunsets to enjoy, while you get ready for more alternative trips, such as cooling down in an abandoned hot springs in the ruins of the old Ottoman bathhouse or night swimming in the Jordan river to the sound of jackals howling to the wind.
If you choose to stay in Tiberias Hostel, its owners Omer and Shira are sure to give you the best tips on canoeing the Jordan river, kayaking the Sea of Galilee, horseback riding in the hills, hidden beaches known only by the locals and best local wineries and breweries.
Amazed by all the great activities and day trips they offer, we asked them for a short story about their concept of getting to know the real North Israel.
What makes your hostel unique?
It’s designed so every kind of traveler will feel at home. From the Israel trail hikers to families, through backpackers and pilgrims.
What is the one thing that your guests like the most in your hostel?
The special trips we take people out to.
What makes your destination/city a place everyone should visit?
It’s located by the only lake in Israel, where Jesus walked on water. It’s also one of the lowest places on Earth with unique geological formations. And we know all about that.
What is the best time of the year to visit you?
Spring & Autumn. September – December. March – May.
What would you recommend to your guests as a must see/must do in your city?
Have a falafel 🙂