Ein Gev ("Waterhole Spring") is the name of a Kibbutz that is located on the eastern shore of the Sea of Galilee (Kinneret). Founded in 1937 by a group of pioneers from Germany, Austria and the Baltic countries, it came under frequent attack during the Arab riots before the Second World War, particularly vulnerable in its initial years when it could only be reached by boat from Tiberias.
Early on the Kibbutz developed fishing in the Kinneret as well as tourism and today the Kibbutz operates a holiday resort, fish restaurant and sailing boats. There is also intensive farming at Ein Gev, with bananas, dairy products and ostrich breeding.
The resort is one of the largest in the area and the location of the resort; on the shores of the lake, provides an ideal setting for a relaxing, enjoyable vacation. Near the fish restaurant is a well-kept and tidy beach.
Every year on the festival of Passover, the Ein Gev Music Festival is held and a concert hall that can seat 2,500 is erected.
Near the Kibbutz is the archaeological site of Susita.
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