Our second day in Israel was even more amazing than the first. We enjoyed a surprise stop in the Golan Heights Tuesday morning. Afterwards, we drove another forty minutes to Banias.
Originally, the name of the site was Panias after the half-man, half-goat god Pan. The Greeks and Romans built temples next to the Grotto of Pan, which they considered to be the gates of hell. The city here was also known as Caesarea Philippi.