The most southerly city in Egypt
has more of an African feel to it than any other city in Egypt. The city lies on the east bank of the Nile and is the gateway to Nubian culture
and life on the Nile River. Aswan offers a very relaxing place to holiday and explore Egyptian history and culture.
This stretch of the River Nile is particularly beautiful and flows past many enormous boulders of granite. Visit one of the numerous islands within the middle of the Nile on-board a small, traditional felucca
, the iconic Nile vessel with triangle shaped sails. Stop at a Nubian Village
set amongst tropical palm trees or botanical gardens filled with birds and flowering delights.
The area has many things worth exploring: the Museum of Nubia, Elephant Island, the Unfinished Obelisk, the Philae Temple, the Aswan Dam and the Monastery of St Simeon. Vacation rental homes and villa rentals
located in Aswan are ideally situated to explore all of these sites. Being on the River Nile means that many of the accommodation options have a Nile view! The accommodation options to choose from in the area are astounding; from a luxury condo rental or vacation rental apartment to a villa rental on one of the islands.
The Tombs of the Nobles on the west bank are filled with the rock-hewn tombs of princes dating from the Old Kingdom to the Roman period. The 6th Dynasty tombs contain important biographical texts and are decorated with vivid wall paintings showing scenes of everyday life, hieroglyphic biographies
and inscriptions telling of the noblemen's journeys into Africa.
The best way to explore this laid back city is to tour the Souk
. Aswan's 2km long market is situated on the Sad Zahglol Street which runs parallel with the Kornaish El Nile main road. The market really gets going in the evening. As with many large Egyptian markets the various types of items for sale are split into sections. There is a spice section, one each for food, fruit, clothing, bags, souvenirs, and jewellery. Take your time to explore, sample, and enjoy the Egyptian way.
After a long day navigating the market, return to the sanctuary of your very own holiday lodging. Owners of villa rentals, condo rentals, and vacation rentals
can rent directly to you. Enjoy the real Aswan in a traditional Nubian Village, from accommodations conveniently close to the Nubian Museum, at vacation rentals with roof top gardens or villa rental accommodations on the River Nile. Premium vacation rentals in Aswan await!