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Crossing from Aswan is easy on the public ferry (2.5 EGP when there is someone to pay).
We stayed here (village of Siou on the south) for two nights, it is quiet, the locals freindly and the climate (in November) is good.
There is no...More
Sailing around this island was interesting, especially the southern end where the ruins are. We also went over by the free Mövenpick boat to see the Mövenpick Resort tower which has the best views of Aswan. In the late afternoon you can get ice cream...More
This is not a tourist attraction. This is an island with normal life and the conditions reflect the conditions in which they live so yes it might not meet your westernised standards but you are seeing life as they live it. We first did a...More
Sailed around this Island full of Egyptian, Greek, Roman ruins. Even an old Jewish church stood on this spot. A very important trade route from southern Africa to Egypt. Ivory, Gold and many other items of trade past through this Island city. Very interesting.
I decided to stay on Elephantine Island to have some quiet time away from Aswan and did not regret it. The people are so friendly and welcoming. Yes, as the reviews say, it is a bit dirty.; but once you look past this it is...More
I cross by myself with public ferry (2 to 5 EP). Once there, the path to the ruins was really ugly and dirty...only some interesting ancient buildings or some pictures on a wall made a difference. The old museum is closed for works. The ruins...More
We rented a Faluka from the Cataract Hotel and spent 2 1/2 hours sailing and checking out Elephantine Island. It’s really just a lot of mud brick huts and some ruins. Interesting to see but not a lot there and unless you can handle intense...More
Took a boat ride across to the island to see the ruins and the museum, Overall, it was interesting, but Nothing totally unique that I hadn't seen before in my treks around Egypt. The ruins are nice, the museum is small, but still yet interesting.