Caesarea Philippi, by the headwaters of the River Jordan, is where Peter made his profession of faith.
“Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, He asked his disciples, ‘Who do people say that the Son of Man is?’ “
The city’s original name was Paneas, after Pan, the god of the shepherds, muses and nymphs. Climb up to inspect the rock-cut niches once displaying statues of the Greek-Roman gods which were exposed in the 1990s by Israeli archeologists. Caesarea Philippi is a lovely site with gigantic fig trees and little cascading waterfalls most of the year.