Hot Springs and Baths around the Sea of Galilee
At Hamat Gader,situated south-east of the Sea of Galilee, you will enjoy a relaxing, coddling treatment attractioncoupled with activities for the entire family.
The renowned Hamat
Gader hot springs compound features pleasant spacious pools filled with
therapeutic water bubbling up naturally from the belly of the earth and refilled
every few hours. The first baths on the site were created about 1800 years ago
by the Roman Empire, which ruled the Land of Israel then. The temperature of
the flowing water remains constant at 420C throughout the year;
bathing in them is relaxing and pampering, and is very important for the human
body. In addition, there are treatment rooms at Hamat
Gader, manned by a team of professional practitioners.
also is known for its crocodile farm - about 120 of different species
that come from all over the world. Along with crocodiles, the farm, developed
to replicate the semiaquatic reptiles’ natural habitat, houses gharials and caimans, all living in harmony. A
tour of the farm includes walking along a wooden bridge that runs directly
through the reserve, enabling participants to visit the crocodiles up close and
see how they live. You can also observe the dedicated staff taking care of the
animals and feeding them. (Check feeding times in advance).
In addition: Ten-meter-high spiral splash
pools (from the age of 10), cold-water pool, water fountains for the entire
family and a fish lake where you can catch carp and St. Peter’s fish by
yourself and prepare them outdoors, for eating.
Tiberias Hot Springs
The hot springs of Tiberias Hot Springs were documented for the first time
during the period of the Flood, and down through the ages they served as a
magnet, drawing people to them from all over the world.
Tiberias Hot Springs is a spa and holiday
site on the Sea of Galilee shores, famous due to its constant flow of mineral-rich
thermo-mineral groundwater at a temperature of 600C, with properties
that contribute to healing and relaxation for body and soul. The water reaches
the surface from the belly of the earth, cooling as they rise up, to 37-380C.
The site features a variety of thermo-mineral pools, swimming pools and saunas.
There is also a spa at the site, set in a
pleasant, quiet space and offering a variety of massages and other healthful
treatments by certified practitioners, under medical supervision. The
practitioners - like those that have worked at the site for thousands of years
- use natural products rich in salts and minerals.
In addition, you can set out on a Sea of Galilee
cruise directly from the newly built boat docking area at the site.