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St Simeon Monastery

The fortress-like 7th century Monastery of St. Simeon was first dedicated to the 4th century local saint Abba Hedra, who renounced the world on his wedding day. It was rebuilt in the 10th century and dedicated to St. Simeon. From here the monks ... 

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3 star rating: Worth doing
June 2012

Camel ride was fresh experience for us but the whole tour was not so special and a bit boring to be honest. The tour guide was wonderful though, with very good English knowledge and very friendly.

Doing what: Private Tour: St Simeon's Monastery

Anonymous

Anonymous

4 star rating: Recommended
May 2010

it's a short ride to the monastery and back - which is good when it's hot hot hot. an experience to be had.

Doing what: Private Tour: St Simeon's Monastery

Joanne D
United Kingdom

4 star rating: Recommended
February 2010

Guide was excellent and very knowledgeable & friendly.

Doing what: Private Tour: St Simeon's Monastery

Anonymous

Anonymous

4 star rating: Recommended
February 2010

Hard to forget your first camel ride! Interesting look at Christianity in Egypt.

Doing what: Private Tour: St Simeon's Monastery

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