St. Simeon Monastery
Orthodox Monastery of St. Simeon dating back to the 6th or the 7th century and represents typical example of early Christian monasteries. In its glorious days it was one of Egypt's largest Coptic monasteries with thousands of monks. It was first dedicated to a saint and bishop of Aswan of the 4th century whose name was anba Hydra (AnbaSamaan).
10 meters high walls and towers were used to keep enemies away. The monastery was rebuilt in the 10th century, but destroyed by Saladdin in 1173. In the level of the tower there are some beautiful remains of early Coptic paintings and icons on the walls as well as arches for ventilation.
Our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel to visit the St. Simeon Monastery in a modern air-conditioned van. Then drive you back to your hotel.
Tour duration: 3 hours
Meet up point: your hotel in Aswan
End point : your hotel in Aswan
Availability: tour runs everyda
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