Acre, or Akko is a city on Israel’s Mediterranean coast between Haifa and Nahariya. The city of Acre is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Acre holds a strategic position at the northern end of Haifa Bay and thus ancient civilizations fought vigorously to win power over the port city. Acre is the holiest city in the Baha’i faith, its Crusader structures have survived and the Knights Hospitaller of St John order had their headquarters here. Visitors to Acre can see remains of the Greek, Roman, Crusader, Mamluk and British Mandate eras.
Nazareth - Church of Annunciation
This church was built on the site believed to be where the annunciation occurred. There is a Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation located at an alternate site where the orthodox believe the annunciation took place. The current church was built in 1969 over pre-existing churches. The beautiful mosaics from around the world depict Mary and child through the eyes of other cultures. the church has two levels, on the lower level are the remains of Mary's childhood home.
Mount Tabor is the traditional site of the Transfiguration of Jesus. Mathew 17: 1-9 tells how Jesus spoke with Moses and Elijah on this mountain top.
Yardenit Baptismal Site
The traditional site of Jesus' baptism in the Jordan River. Visitors can get baptized in the same location.
Qasr al Yahud Baptismal Site
This is one of the traditional sites of Jesus' baptism in the Jordan River.
Nazareth is best known as the home town of Mary and Joseph. The city has several impressive churches and sites mentioned in the Bible. For example the place where the annunciation took place and the Joseph's former home and workshop.
The city of Beit Shean stands at the junction between the Jordan River Valley and the Jezreel Valley. Because of its strategic position the city was inhabited by mighty ancient civilizations which each left archaeological remains. Beit Shean is best known for its well preserved and restored archaeological ruins of a Roman and Byzantine city.
Sea of Galilee
The beautiful freshwater Lake Kinneret in Northern Israel was the site of many Biblical scenes. This is where Jesus walked on the water and on the shores of the sea he performed the miracle of the multiplication of the loaves. Visitors to the Sea of Galilee can enjoy freshly caught fish at restaurants in Tiberius, a city on the banks of the sea. This is one of the greenest and most beautiful areas of the country.