Caesarea Philippi or Banias, as it became known in Arabic, is both a nature reserve as well as an archaelogical site.
The second of the three Jordan River tributaries flows here from the foot of Mount Hermon.
It was an ancient Roman city built adjacent to the spring, grotto and temples dedicated to the Greek gods Zeus and Pan.
for Christians. the site is holy because it was here, according to Matthew, that Jesus asked the disciples: "Who do you say i am?"