Korazim (or Korazin) was a village in northern Galilee, not far from Capernaum on a hill above the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee.
korazin, along with Bethsaida and Capernaum, was named in the New Testament as a towns were jesus performed “mighty works”. However, because these towns rejected his work they were subsequently cursed.
The Babylonian Talmud mentions that Chorazin was a town known for its grain. In the 16th century, Jewish fishermen used to reside here.
Korazim is now a natioanal park after extensive excavations and a survey were carried out at in 1962-1964 and During 1980-1987.
The majority of the structures are made from black basalt, a volcanic local rock. The main settlement dates to the 3rd and 4th centuries. A mikvah, or ritual bath, was also found at the site. The handful of olive millstones used in olive oil extraction found suggest a reliance on the olive for economic purposes, like a number of other villages in ancient Galilee.
The town’s ruins are spread over an area of 25 acres, subdivided into five separate quarters, with a synagogue in the centre. The large, impressive Synagogue which was built with black basalt stones and decorated with Jewish motifs is the most striking survival. Close by is a ritual bath, surrounded by public and residential buildings.
Korazim National Park
Opening Hours: 08:00 – 17:00 October – March: 08:00 – 16:00, Friday and holiday eves: 08:00 – 15:00.