St Simeon’s Monastery: Private tour

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1 Day
Aswan
Aswan
Max People : 28
Private Tour to St Simeon's Monastery
Join a camel ride to the western bank of the Nile in Aswan in a Private Tour to St Simeon’s Monastery, an ancient, abandoned fortress monastery mostly built during the 7th century and located near Aswan.
The monastery was given the name St Simeon by archaeologists and travelers, but earlier Arabic and Coptic sources called it Anba Hatre (Hidra, Hadri, Hadra), after an anchorite who was consecrated a bishop of Syene (now Aswan) by Patriarch Theophilus (385-412 AD).Anba Hatre married at the age of eighteen. Tradition says that just after the wedding, he encountered a funeral procession which inspired him to preserve his chastity and later become a disciple of Saint Baiman.After eight years of ascetic practices under the supervision of his teacher, he retired to the desert and applied himself to the study of the life of Saint Antony. He died during the time of Theodosius I.

Departure & Return Location

From Aswan hotels / cruises and back

Departure Time

Daily whenever you want

Price Includes

  • A professional egyptologist private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Enjoy sailing by a motor boat around the island.
  • Visit the sixth century Monastery with this Private Tour to St Simeon's Monastery
  • Private transportation by air-conditioned minivans ; pick up from hotel and drop off.
  • All taxes, fees , handling charges and Entrance fees to the sites.air conditioned vehicles
  • Bottled mineral water during the tour.

Price Excludes

  • Gratuities ( recommended )
What to Expect

Our egypt touring guide will escort you by air conditioned vehicle to take the motor boat to sail across the Nile River then take a camel ride in the desert on your way to one of the best Coptic attractions in Egypt in a Private Tour to St Simeon’s Monastery.

Private Tour to St Simeon's Monastery

Welcome to Aswan

The monastery
Our guide will escort you by air conditioned vehicle to take the motor boat to sail across the Nile River then take a camel ride in the desert on your way to one of the best Coptic attractions in Egypt the Monastery of St. Simeon which is located in the opposite side of Elephantine Island. It was constructed during the 7th century and renovated during the 10th century. The monastery was originally dedicated to Anba Hadra who renounced the world on his wedding day. The structure is surrounded by desert sand, it’s built on two levels – the lower level of stone and the upper level of mud-brick – surrounded by 10m-high walls.
After finishing this fantastic tour, your tour guide will pick you up back to your hotel in Aswan.

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