Luxor - A city with year round sunshine, famous ruins and the river Nile flowing through it. Luxor holidays have a lot to offer and its easy to see why holidays goes come back time and time again!
Set on the banks of the river Nile, the city centre is packed with smart, upmarket hotels, cocktail bars, restaurants, spice scented markets (bazaars) and Egyptian Felucca boats that offer relaxing cruises down the Nile. We've found a great YouTube video on Felucca Nile cruises.
Beside the energetic city centre, Luxor stands tall and proud with its ancient history going up against the likes of Athens, Cairo and Rome.
Sitting on Egypt's old capital, The city of Thebes, which back in the day was home to Cleopatra, Ramses and Tutankhamen. These Pharaohs sought to make their mark by overseeing the construction of pyramids, tombs and cities with towering statues that honoured gods, on the scale that has yet to have been replicated.
Thousands of holidaymakers travel to Luxor for the chance to take in the breathtaking scenery of the Valley of the Kings which has a collection of royal tombs hidden away in the hills. There is also the Temple of Karnak which is the home of god Amun. The great temple at the centre of Karnak is so vast, that Notre Dame, Milan and St Peter's Cathedrals would be engulfed by its amazing size!
Luxor see's great weather year round, which makes it excellent for both winter and summer sun. During the summer months temperatures can reach the 40's and sometimes higher. It's a dry heat, so it doesn't really get humid and sticky.
If you fancy a more comfortable temperature, a visit between March and May should be perfect, as you can expect the temperature to sit in the mid - high 20's.
Luxor holidays monthly temperatures
Temple of Karnak
Clocking in at over 3,000 thousand years old and holding the title of largest religious site in the world, 1.5km by 800 meters, the Temple of Karnak is a spectacular place to visit.
Divided into four main parts:
- Precinct of Amun-Re
- Precinct of Mut
- Precinct of Montu
- Temple of Amenhotep IV (which was deliberately dismantled)