Convent of the Holy Virgin
At Dirunka, some 11km southwest of Asyut, this convent was built near a cave where the Holy Family are said to have taken refuge during...
Banana Island, to the north of town, is a shady, pleasant place to picnic. You’ll have to bargain with a felucca captain for the ride:...
Until the Nile-side Alexan Palace , one of the city’s finest 19th-century buildings, has been renovated and re-opened, the most...
Casablanca Sweet Restaurant
Come here for savoury fiteer (Egyptian pancakes), pizzas (though nothing to do with the Italian variety) and sweet crêpes.
Lonely Planet review
The most reliable carbohydrate intake place in town – delicious, convenient and open late.