how to go there
Capernaum is located at the north shore of the Sea of Galilee, 16km N of Tiberias
we drove from Tiberias along road 90 and then turned into road 87, stopped for a while at Tabgha (for the church of the multiplication) and then after 3km we reached Capernaum.
Just outside the archeological site is a large parking lot (pic 1), full of tour buses but still not packed.
After Capernaum you can visit the beautiful village of Rosh Pina, 17km north.
We saw the touristic Jesus Boat on the east side of Capernaum (pic 2). You can take it to/from Tiberias and arrive here and then walk towards the archeological site.
Big Tour Buses from Nazareth or Tiberias
Nazareth and Tiberias are the popular base areas to start a multi day tour or Pilgrimage into Northern Israel and if you are coming from Tiberias, Capernaum and the nearby Tabgha is just a 9 kilometer and 10 minute drive north and if coming from Nazareth, the drive is about 52 kilometers and 1 hour and 10 minutes away (but you would pass by other pilgrimage sites like Mount Carmel, Mount Tabor or Kafr Kana ,Yardenit, you would then proceed to the Northern Part of Sea o Galilee into Capernaum, Tabgha and Mount of Beatitudes and finally ride a Jesus Boat along the Sea of Galilee in Tiberias and either sleep on yout hotel in Tiberias or go back to Nazareth.
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How to get to Capernaum
The area of the village of Capernaum is located at the north corner of the Sea of Galilee, on the side of the ancient road from Tiberias to the east of the Sea of Galilee: Golan, Gamla and Jordan.
The small, red-domed Greek Orthodox Church of the Seven Apostles marks the site to which the village of Capernaum was relocated following the earthquake in 746.
It is located 14 km from Tiberias and 4 km from Tabkha along the 90 and 87 National roads. We got there by excursion bus.
The Orthodox Church is located on the eastern side of the ruined village, the home town of Jesus.
Around the church the remains of the village have not yet been excavated, unlike the synagogue of Capernaum and the buildings around it. The area under the control of the Orthodox Church is 1/3 of the entire ruins, which covers about 6 Hectares.
You can watch my high resolution photo of Capernaum on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 32° 52' 52.03" N 35° 34' 39.10" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio Capernaum 2