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  • Hours: Open daily 8am - 4pm (until 5pm in Summer)
  • Admission: 35 L.E.


Dendera (Dandarah)

The main lure at Dendera is the Temple of Hathor, one of the least ancient of ancient Egypt’s glories, main construction being more or less contemporary with the life of Christ, although it was built on much older foundations.

There are fascinating glimpses of the meeting of great civilizations, with a famous wall relief of Cleopatra VII (the Cleopatra of legend) and her son, fathered by Julius Caesar. Other depictions of Roman emperors make this a Who's Who of the ancient world.

Well-preserved remnants in the Dendera complex also include modestly-sized Roman constructions and an early Coptic Christian basilica.

Practical Info

Dendera is on the western shore of the Nile and makes a good day trip from Luxor. Travel by taxi all the way or take the train to the nearby town of Qena, on the eastern shore, and taxi from there. Either option will take about an hour.

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Private Tour: Dendara and Abydos

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 14 Reviews

Combine a morning in Dendara where you can visit the Temple of Hathor, before continuing for an afternoon of sightseeing in Abydos, home to "The Cult of ...  Read more

Location: Luxor, Egypt
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $56.70
$63.00 Save $6.30

Private Tour: Dendara from Luxor

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 9 Reviews

Travel from Luxor to Dendara either by road in an air conditioned vehicle or by boat along the Nile River to see the well preserved Temple of Hathor, Temple ...  Read more

Location: Luxor, Egypt
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $27.00
$30.00 Save $3.00

Private Transport to the Temples of Dendera and Abydos from Luxor

Book your private transportation from a Luxor hotel or port for your sightseeing in Dendera and Abydos. Visit the Temple of Dendera and the Temple of Abydos ...  Read more

Location: Luxor, Egypt
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $90.00

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