The Banias also combines history with nature and boasts the wonderful archaeological remains of Caesarea Philippi, the city built by Herod’s son Philip. 
Banias

The site also contains Crusader ruins and the remains of a far older pagan temple dedicated to the god Pan.  For Christians, the Banias holds particular significance as the place where Peter recognised Jesus, and Jesus named Peter the “rock” on which his church would be built.

A year earlier we took one of the big group bus tours and got the table of contents. This year, being with a knowledgeable private guide with whom we could freely dialog was like diving into the chapters.

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