For history buffs interested in sites of historical significance, don’t miss the temples of Abydos and Dendera. These are two of Egypt’s most complete temples, lying 145 km to the north of Luxor.
Pair the comfort of your own private vehicle with the expertise of your personal tour-guide on this door-to-door day trip, perfect for travelers who prefer less crowded sites. See Abydos, devoted to the god of the underworld, with its vibrant paintings, and Dendera, known for its colorful temple to the love goddess Hathor (the Egyptian equivalent of Aphrodite).
Our tour-guide will pick you up from your hotel or cruise ship.
1st stop – Temple of Abydos:
Abydos was built by King Seti I -the father of Rameses II. His temple at Abydos and tomb in the Valley of the Kings are considered to contain some of the most beautiful reliefs in Egypt. Abydos is the home of Osiris, the ruler of the netherworld, abd it is said that at night you can hear the spirits congregating to pay homage to Osiris. All spirits must travel to Abydos as part of their journey in the afterlife.
2nd stop – Lunch at a restaurant:
3rd stop – Temple of Dendera:
Dendera was the center of the national cult for Hathor (the Egyptian equivalent of Aphrodite), a very “Hellenized” temple in honor of Aphrodite, the Romans and Greeks absorbing the cultural characteristics (in this case, religion) of the people they conquered and attempted to assimilate.
At the end of your delightful visit, your tour-guide will escort you back to your hotel or cruise ship.
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