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Reviewed 11 January 2016

I really enjoyed our afternoon at the monastery. What an extraordinary place with fabulous stories! Monks, pilgrims, Christians, Muslims... really worth it, with the most fabulous view of Aswan, the desert and the Nile

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank Jessica S
Reviewed 29 December 2015

We were at the Oberoi Zahra and our Egyptologist told us that he had a surprise for us: the visit to the Monastery of Saint Simeon. We took a lovely felucca from the Aswan corniche. When we arrived to the shore, we took seldom camels...More

Date of experience: April 2015
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Reviewed 1 November 2015

HOW TO RIDE A CAMEL ON THE NILE Of course, if you are lucky enough to cruise down the Nile, you must—you simply must—take a CAMEL RIDE UP TO ST. SIMEON MONASTERY. For our group, this was part of the leisurely pleasures of a felucca...More

Date of experience: November 2014
1  Thank VKMc
Reviewed 23 October 2015

i so wanted to see the Monastery of St Simeon, and the two options were walking or riding a camel! I chose the camel!! The monastery, is one of the most intriguing places that I have seen. Set in the desert, high up, above The...More

Date of experience: October 2015
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Reviewed 23 July 2015

I choose to arrive by camel which made it magical.It was midday so was really too hot to spend enough time exploring the site .Very well kept ,Good example of a Coptic monastery ,enjoyed the monks cells bakery ,laundry ect

Date of experience: April 2015
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Reviewed 26 March 2015

example of one of Coptic saints, chance to get knowledge of how that Coptic saints had been leaved. really blessed place.

Date of experience: December 2014
Thank emad k
Reviewed 25 March 2015

Looking at the place where those monks lived and shared is a close encounter with firm hearts in tough times. From the bedrooms, bakery and even the toilets is an educative and close view of how lived those who went far away with news of...More

Date of experience: February 2015
1  Thank jose g
Reviewed 3 February 2015

We walked over to this amazing place after visiting the Tombs of the Nobles. It is about a one hour walk through the gorgeous lonely desert using the camel trail (you can hire a camel if you don't want to walk), bring water as it...More

Date of experience: December 2014
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Reviewed 27 January 2015

This excursion was a highlight of our stay. I can't understand why more people don't include it in their visit. A motor boat from the (disgusting) Corniche to the west bank and the Noblemen's Tombs, then a great camel ride over the desert to the...More

Date of experience: January 2015
1  Thank IntrepidHector
Reviewed 19 January 2015

Although its name, the true leader saint was St Hydra not St Simeon. Details of the daily life of the saint and monks are preserved. The Guardian explanation was very satisfactory. Only it needs change of the name and more advertisement

Date of experience: January 2015
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No donkeys when I was there in January and to be honest I was the only person that went all day! I am not a fan of camel riding either but you can hardly walk in the sand going up so I did ride. It was ok and we went slowly... More
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