Saint Anthony Monastery (AD 361-3) marked the beginning of the monastic tradition, and is the oldest and largest Coptic Monastery in Egypt. The story states that Anthony was orphaned at 18, and so he decided to dedicate his life to serve God, resulting in what the world knows now as Monasticism. His disciples built the magnificent monastery on the site of his grave, and it is now accessible to everyone who wants to appreciate much of the site’s retained originality.
Saint Paul (AD 228-348) was a wealthy man from Alexandria, who decided to retreat to the desert at the age of 16 to live for God. The Monastery is a beautiful one hidden behind lofty walls. Visitors can see magnificent murals of the Virgin and Child, as well as beautiful chapels containing scores of Icons.
|Tour Duration||1 Day|
|Tour Type||Transport Based|
|Tour Price||Price per Person USD $79.00|
Pick up from your hotel or from the port of Safaga.
Driving along the sea cost to the monastery of St Antony.
On the way Back to Hurghada visiting The monastery of St Paul
Pick up from your hotel in Hurghada, Sahl hasheesh, Makadi bay, Elgouna, Safaga
or from the port of Safaga or Sokhna.
Driving north along the sea cost to Zafrana 230 km from Hurghada ( 90 km km from Sukhna) the to the west for 30 km to reach the monastery of St Antony.
On the way Back to Hurghada visiting The monastery of St Paul which is 15 km from the main road.
Back to the Hotel or the Ship