Deir Anba Semaan
A spiritual experience awaits you on top of a hill opposite the south end of the Elephantine Island in Aswan. Reached by foot on the riverbank, the Coptic Monastery of St Simeon has been preserved from the 6th century, and is one of the largest Coptic monasteries in the world.
Its original name was "Anba Hatre Monastery", and due to a water shortage a century after it was built, it was abandoned and left untouched for many years.
Take a look around the monastery and gaze at the view from the top of the hill: look down at the desert below; you’ll surely appreciate the wonders of nature and life.
Regular: 20 EGP
Student: 10 EGP
Opening Hours: 8 am – 4 pm (winter), 7 am – 5 pm (summer)