We climbed to St. Anthony's cave and toured the monastery. The rest is hard to describe. Go. I'll be back if I get the chance.
About St. Anthony's Monastery (Deir Mar Antonios)
In the middle of the desert, not far from the beauty of the Red Sea, is this place built for peace and quiet, but is buzzing with pilgrims. It was amazing to think about the men who spend their entire adult lives there.
We took a private car from Hurghada at dawn and drove through the desert to reach this fabulous Monastery. I have always loved St Anthony so this was a special trip. Having reached the monastery 4 hours later at around 9 am the true sense...More
We stopped off here on our way down to El Gouna. I was amazed at the size of it as I drove up. We were meet by Father Ruiz who spoke very good english. He told us about the history of the monastry and showed...More
I visited St Anthony's Monastery in March 2010 during my stay at Hurghada. We arrived just before sunrise and attended the morning mass at about 5.30am. The monastery is set against the desert hills in a spectacular setting. You can spend several hours or more...More