Located on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, the old city of Tiberias is Israel’s lowest city at 200 meters below sea level, and it attracts thousands of tourists and travellers.
Tiberias was founded in 18 AD by Herod Antipas, son of Herod the Great and Jewish ruler of the Galilee. He made the new city his capital, and named the city after the Roman emperor, Tiberius Caesar. In the 2nd–10th centuries, Tiberias was the largest Jewish city in the Galilee and the political and religious hub of the Jews of Palestine. It has been known for its hot springs, believed to cure skin and other ailments, for thousands of years.