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Esna River Nile Cruises in Egypt
Visit Esna with Amarante Nile Cruises
Amarante Nile Cruises, luxury Luxor to Aswan Nile River cruises dock at Esna on the River Nile, allowing you time to visit Esna along the River Nile with Amarante Nile Cruises.
(Our luxury Amarante Nile Cruises sail from Luxor to Aswan down the River Nile and dock at Esna, allowing you time to visit the town and its attractions.)
Esna an Important Region in Egypt
Esna the little town of Egypt located about 35 miles south of Luxor was the Greek town named Latopolis. Esna has always been an important region especailly during the 18th dynasty due to the developing relations with Sudan.
Monastery of the Three Thousand Six Hundred Martyrs at Esna
Located just 4 miles southwest from Esna is the Deir Manaos Wa al-Shuhada (Monastery of the Three Thousand Six Hundred Martyrs). The 10tth century church of this area is considered as one of the most beautiful church in Upper Egypt region.
The main attraction in Esna is the Temple of Khnum decicated to several deities and which stands in the middle of the modern town at a level about nine meters below that of the surrounding grounds. Most of the ruins of around the Temple and the old city are yet to be explored as they lay trapped underneath modern constructions. Near the temple of Khnum also lie the carved cartouches of Emperor Marcus Aurelius.
Visit Esna on your Nile cruise vacation with Amarante Nile Cruises
Docking at the Nile River destination of Esna, an Amarante Nile Cruise allows you to explore Esna from the comfort of our luxury River Nile cruise ships Isis and Osiris.