Sea of Galilee Destinations

Just south of Capernaum, at the foot of the Mount of Beatitudes lies Tabgha. Tabgha’s name comes from a shortened Greek word meaning “seven springs.” It was named as such for the warm springs that make the land excellent for fishing. The ability to easily fish made Tabgha a popular spot for fishermen; including for the fishermen who would later become Jesus’s apostles.

Located in Tabgha is the Church of Multiplication of the Loaves and Fish; shortened to the Church of Multiplication, where Jesus completed one of his great miracles. In addition to the Church of Multiplication, Tabgha is where Jesus appeared the fourth time after his resurrection and conferred primacy on Simon Peter. By visiting Tabgha, you can walk where Jesus once walked and imagine what it would have been like to be one of the 5,000 who ate the food Jesus had provided and blessed.

Tabgha – The Feeding the Multitude Miracle

After John the Baptist was beheaded by Herod Antipas, Jesus “withdrew in a boat…to a deserted place by himself.” Following along the shore were his faithful believers, and when he landed, he had compassion for them and cured their sick. After, Jesus’s disciples came to him and said that he should send the people away so that they may go buy food, for they were hungry.

In This Photo: The Rock Where According to Tradition Jesus and the Disciples Ate

However, Jesus did not want to send them away. Instead, he had the people sit in groups, and he split the disciples’ five loaves and two fish into pieces after a prayer of thanks and blessing. The pieces were placed in baskets and set with the groups. All the people ate and were satisfied, a tremendous miracle! The Church of Multiplication now stands on this sacred place. Today exactly at that location lies an amazing church; built on the remains of a much older church from the Byzantine period. 

Peter’s Primacy

Along the shores of the Sea of Galilee, close to Tabgha, it is believed that Jesus cooked breakfast for his disciples and challenged Peter before confirming his primacy. The story goes that the disciples had spent the whole night fishing, but to no avail. Just after dawn, Jesus stood on the beach although they did not recognize him. He told the disciples to cast one more time, and their net quickly filled with 153 fish.

When they returned to shore, they found that Jesus had made them breakfast. After eating, Jesus challenged Peter three times with the question; “Do you love me?” After his confirmation; Jesus made Peter the head of the apostles. Today, the Church of the Primacy of St. Peter sits where this event occurred.

Opening Hours:

Monday – Friday: 17:00 – 08:00


Hi! My name is Arik, an Israeli native who dedicated his life to sharing my passion for the Holy Land with those interested in knowing more about this incredible piece of land. I’m the Chief Guide at ‘APT Private Tours in Israel’.

Did you know the Hoopoe is Israel's national bird?! For more cool info about Israel, join our ever growing community and get exclusive travel tips, and giveaways!

Mount of Beatitudes


Kursi National Park

Kursi National Park is important to Christians due to its ancient Byzantine monastery and the location of the Miracle of the Swine.

Baháʼí Gardens

The Baháʼí Gardens in Haifa is a stunning example of landscape architecture and an important pilgrimage site for Baháʼís worldwide.

Hamat Gader

Hamat Gader is known for its natural beauty, hot springs, and ancient historical sites, making it a must-visit for anyone touring Israel.

Haifa Museum of Art

The Haifa Museum of Art has a collection of over 15,000 works of art, including paintings, sculptures, prints, photographs, and installations.

Caesarea Philippi

Caesarea Philippi was an ancient Roman city located at the southwestern base of Mount Hermon. Caesarea is an archaeological site in the Golan

Israel Aquarium

The Israel Aquarium in Jerusalem is a fascinating attraction that offers visitors an up-close look at the marine life of the Med Sea.

Photos In Beit Guvrin National Park

Where can you take the best photos In Beit Guvrin National Park? So Beit Guvrin National Park is a wonderful location for photos.

Eretz Israel Museum

The Eretz Israel Museum in Tel Aviv, is a multidisciplinary museum showcasing the history, culture, and heritage of the land of Israel.

Atlit Castle

Château Pèlerin (Latin: Castrum Perigrinorum), also known as Atlit Castle, is a Crusader fortress located near Caesarea National Park.

Ammunition Hill Museum

Ammunition Hill is a memorial commemorating the Battle of Ammunition Hill. Now there is a nice museum and you can walk the actual trenches.

Need help?