Known for its archaeological sites, Elephantine Island possibly played an important role in the ancient ivory trade. Though most of its old structures have perished with time, the island still maintains a serene and essentially rural atmosphere. Archeologists have discovered remains of many temples here, as well as a small step pyramid and two Nilometers--used by ancient Egyptians to measure water levels during the flood season. Don't miss a temple dedicated to the ram-headed god Khnum, one of ancient Egypt's oldest deities and the creator of the Nile. Arrange to visit Elephantine Island and other attractions in Aswan using our Aswan road trip planner .
Tours to Elephantine Island
Private Tour: 8 Days 7 Nights Pyramids and Nile Cruise by Air from Cairo BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $775
Duration: 8 days
Private Tour: St Simeon's Monastery BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $42
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Elephantine Island Reviews
Questa volta abbiamo deciso di soggiornare qualche giorno al Movenpick Resort sull'isola e quindi l'abbiamo visitata in lungo e in largo e partendo da qui con la barca, abbiamo visitato le altre isole... more »This time we decided to stay a few days at the Movenpick Resort on the island so we visited it far and wide and starting from here by boat, we visited the other islets of the Nile. You can't help but be fascinated by the history and the surrounding landscape. Whether you are in Aswan, passing by or not, a trip you can do.
It is certainly easy to reach if you stay at the Old Cataract Hotel Aswan (which is a delight!!)... you can look at it across the very narrow Nile...but even with its proximity, it can be skipped... t... more »
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