Next to Kibbutz Kinneret is Yardenit; a particularly beautiful spot where the Jordan River is wide, calm and shaded by Eucalyptus trees. During baptismal ceremonies, those being baptized don special gowns which can be rented at the site. There are empty bottles available that can be filled with holy water from the site.
At the entrance to Yardenit is the Community Wall which welcomes visitors and explains the significance of the site for Christians. In recent years, a walking path has been opened which allows pilgrims to sit peacefully by the banks of the river. South of the baptismal site is a Eucalyptus grove where private prayer meetings can be held.
address: Just off Road 90, south of Tiberias
Open Hours: Every day of the year apart from Yom Kippur, Mar-Nov Sun-Thu, Sat 8:00-18:00, Fri 8:00-16:00, Dec-Feb Sun-Thu, Sat 8:00-17:00, Fri 8:00-16:00
Categories : Nature Reserves