Are you looking to buy a home in the Sea of Galilee, known to us here as the Kineret? You can find no better place to buy real estate in Israel than in the beautiful northern communities, and chief among them is Tiberias, or Tveria.
Tiberias, the “city of water” was built in 17 BCE by King Herod and named in honor of the Roman Emperor. It was beautifully laid out and constructed along the shores of the Kineret, but for centuries Jews refused to live there due to the many graves upon which the city had been built. Around 135 CE Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai purified the city of the tumah associated with the graves. It became home to the Sanhendrin and a growing and thriving Jewish community of Tzaddikim, scholars, mystics, and farmers. In 1099, the Crusaders destroyed the city of Tiberias and erected a new city a little bit to the north, where you find it today.
Several centuries later Tiberias is a thriving and growing city, slowly becoming more cosmopolitan yet steadfastly retaining its distinct, primarily Moroccan charm. The waterfront is lined with kosher, gourmet restaurants, serving everything from all dairy to the tastiest meat. Boats and ferries leave the shores of the Sea of Galilee nightly, and throughout the night during the busy summer months. The new shopping mall is finally open, filled with shops and restaurants and all those looking for a climate-controlled place to exercise or relax. All around the skyline is filled with the cranes of new home construction and there is an excitement in the air as Tverians feel that their home is finally becoming a destination of choice not just for tourists but also for new residents and smart investors.
So, if you are looking to purchase your new home in the Sea of the Galilee, in northern Israel, and the Holy City of Tiberias, then you have come to the right place.