is the largest city around the Sea of Galilee. Located on its western shore,
its location produces a breathtaking
view of the entire Sea of Galilee; its shores and mountains surround it.Where the Jordan River leaves the Sea of Galilee
is the site where tradition claims that John baptized Jesus. Many Christian pilgrims annually visit this holy site to be
baptized. The Gospels tell of many episodes having happened there, including the meeting of James, John and Simon,
the miraculous Draft of Fish, the Multiplication of the Loaves and the Walking on the Waters.A Christian Community
also lived in Tiberias throughout the ages. In the 6th century the Byzantine emperor Justinian, built a wall around the city.
In 1990-93 the remains of a Byzantine church with its remarkable cultic objects were uncovered.Today, Tiberias has a population of 35,000. It is visited annually by hundreds of thousands of pilgrims and tourists. The calm climate, the
pleasant breeze during the hot season, natural beauty and presence of therapeutic thermal springs has made the place a
preferred health and holiday resort.