Located to the north of the Sea of Galilee, on the eastern bank of the Upper Jordan, the fishing village of Beit Saida (Bethsaida) was on the lakeshore in New Testament times. Three of the disciples came from here: Peter, Andrew, and Philip (John 1:44), and it was here that Jesus caused the blind man to see (Mark 8:22). According to one account, this was the place where Jesus fed the 5,000 (Luke 9:10-17). The town, which was destroyed during the Great Revolt against the Romans, has been extensively excavated. A signposted path at the site leads to the fascinating findings and to an observation pavilion overlooking the Jordan Park and the Sea of Galilee.