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Caesarea Philippi (Banias)

Caesarea Philippi is the name of a Roman city built at the southwestern base of Mt. Hermon  , next to one of the springs which forms the Jordan River  .

Known also as “Paneion” in Hellenistic times (hence its modern Arabic name “Banias”), Caesarea Philippi is the site of the confession of Peter, and his naming (Mat. 16:13-20; Mark 8:27-30; Luke 9:18-20). 

Excavated since 1988, Caesarea Philippi bears a wealth of remains of a Pagan cult, a Roman period Palace complex, as well as remains from Byzantine and Crusaders times.



Caesarea Philippi

Not to be confused with Caesarea Maritima (modern Caesarea), also in Israel; Caesarea Mazaca (modern Kayseri) in Turkey; Philippi in Greece; or Baniyas in Syria. Caesarea Philippi (; Latin: Caesarea Philippi, literally ” Philip’s Caesarea”; Ancient Greek: Καισαρεία Φιλίππεια Kaisareía Philíppeia) was an ancient Roman city located at the southwestern base of Mount Hermon.


Caesarea Philippi on Tripadvisor

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Book a Private Tour to Caesarea Philippi

Caesarea Philippi (Banias) is in the northern Isreal. It takes about 1 hour to explore the cave area, and about 4 hours to hike to the Banias water fall from the cave.

Contact me for a proposal of a full day tour of, that will also include a visit to Caesarea Philippi.