Around the Sea of Galilee
From Anthony Grant, former About.com Guide
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Hamat Tiberias National Park is on the Sea of Galilee shore, in the direction of the Golan Heights.
Photo: Anthony Grant
Hamat Tiberias was named for its thermal springs (Hamat is the Hebrew word for heat). Today it is famed for its ruins of a first-century synagogue which includes an elaborate third-century mosaic floor. Lesser known are the remains of the ancient spa that was so popular in antiquity. You can visit the spa ruins, though portions are currently under renovation.