Sebastiya has become very popular with tourists thanks to the excavated remains of a Roman town and amphitheatre on a nearby hill. There is much to see in this large, attractive village, and a string of souvenir shops and restaurants catering to tourism have sprung up as a result. A guest house provides somewhere for visitors to stay over. There is an information centre in the main square, next door to the village’s main mosque which is built within the remains of a Crusader cathedral. Across the square, Sebastiya’s Youth Development Association has its own headquarters, while on a sunny day the village’s older residents can be found playing board games or drinking tea in the shade of the square’s trees.