As we kept the care, we thought a trip to the North would be reviving. As we are reaching Tiberias, we make a stop at Arbel Cliff National Park. The view is stunning. On the edge of the cliff, I’m taking a deep breath and I’m struck with an instant feeling of regained freedom. Suddenly I see a movement in the corner of my eye. My survival mode is reactivated. I’m not moving, but turning my head slowly… And then my heart melts, as I see the cutest animal ever. I just met the Rock Hyrax! My day can’t go wrong from thereon.
We’re heading down to the Old City of Tiberias to have lunch at Decks. We treat ourselves to a feast of grilled fish & meat overlooking the Sea of Galilee. We start chatting with Ido, 4th generation owner of this family business. He ends up insisting on taking us for a tour on the lake with the “Baby Jesus”. Say what?? Turns out Ido, next to feeding hungry pilgrims and navigating the Lido is also a passionate carpenter and history lover. He thus decided to build a replica of the boat Christ himself would have sailed the Kinneret on. As we start floating on this masterpiece of craftsmanship the sun finally breaks through and it all starts feeling like a mystical experience.
On the way to our Zimmer, we stop at the Greek Orthodox Monastery in Capharnaum on the shore of the lake. Before we realize it the sun is going down. It’s colorful, it’s peaceful, it’s gorgeous.
We finally reach Had Nes 229 for the night and it’s time to play out my romantic card! We indulge in our very own ecological swimming pool with a glass of Golan Heights wine under a sky full of stars, while the room’s jacuzzi is filling up… Good night!