St.Catherine's Monastery from Sharm El Sheikh


Overview

Saint Catherine's Monastery officially "Sacred Monastery of the God-Trodden Mount Sinai" lies on the Sinai Peninsula, at the mouth of a gorge at the foot of Mount Sinai, near the town of Saint Catherine . The monastery is named after Catherine of Alexandria. The monastery is controlled by the autonomous Church of Sinai, part of the wider Greek Orthodox Church, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built between 548 and 565, the monastery is one of the oldest working Christian monasteries in the world. The site contains the world's oldest continually operating library, possessing many unique books including the Syriac Sinaiticus .
Pick you up at 6 Am from your hotel and for 3 hours to the monstery , we will arrivethere at about 9 am , when you will arrive ,You will get a guided tour to see the monuments of South Sinai like the Church of Transfiguration, The Skull House, Moses Well and the Burning Bush with all the historical explanations from our guide. After visiting the monastery you will get free time where you can visit the museum of the monastery which contains the oldest icons and manuscripts of the early stage of Christianity. .The entry of the museum costs 25le (not included). You can take photos during this free time.We drive back to Dahab City where we get our lunch in a local restaurant. After lunch you will have the chance to go shopping in Dahab .We will arrive back in Sharm el Sheikh at around 16:00
duration

Duration : 10 Hours

calendar

Availability : Everyday

identification-parade

Pick-up : 6:00 am

compass

Return : 3:00 pm


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