15 of Israel's environmental wonders
Israel's varied climate and intriguing geology has shaped breathtaking formations across the country.
(Photo: Yuval Shoshan / Flickr)
Sea of Galilee
While it's not technically a sea, the Sea of Galilee is an impressive 13 miles long and 8 miles wide. The lowest freshwater lake on Earth, at 686 feet below sea level, the Sea of Galilee offers incomparable views.
Its location within the Jordan Rift Valley gives the lake access to the Jordan River as well as underground springs, keeping the lake full and making it an important source of fresh drinking water for the region.
Life brims within and around the lake, attracting visitors far and wide.