Days Out in the Galilee & Golan

Kvutzat Kinneret Eucalyptus Groves

Kvutzat Kinneret is a Kibbutz on the south western shores of the Sea of Galilee a few minutes south of Tiberias and north of Bet Gabriel and next to the first Kibbutz Deganya. Here is a short blog from one of our regular readers.

We walked in  the eucalyptus groves by Kvutzat Kinneret; there are a few small lakes in swampy ground and surrounded by eucalyptus trees. Naomi Shemer, one of Israel’s foremost songwriters and poets and the composer of  the famous song Yerushalayim Shel Zahav (Jerusalem of Gold ) was born on the nearby Kvutzat Kinneret. She walked through these Eucalyptus Groves on her way to school and many of the themes in her songs came from these experiences for example the song Churshat HaEucalyptus (the Eucalyptus Grove) The views here are utterly stunning and there is also lots of wildlife. We have never been here before although it is so accessible from the main road.

Near to Kvutzat Kinneret

Nearby is the cemetery where many of the good and great of the early Zionist Labor Movement are buried. There is also Moshava Kinneret with a historical reconstruction of some of the original buildings. The roads into the Galilee offer some stunning views back over the Sea of Galilee.  There is also a beautiful spot on the Jordan River –  Yardenit – worth a visit in its own right and popular with Christian Pilgrims as a baptismal site.

Getting to Kvutzat Kinneret

Kvutzot Kinneret is just off Road 90 south of Tiberias.

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