Eastern Desert in detail


There is no official accommodation in the Eastern Desert, so you will have to make a day trip from the coast, where there is a string of resort hotels north of Zafarana towards Ain Sokhna.

The Monastery of St Anthony

Male pilgrims are allowed to sleep at the Monastery of St Anthony with prior written consent from the monastery’s Cairo headquarters. Accommodation is in a dormitory and guests are expected to attend prayer sessions, respect the atmosphere of the grounds and leave a donation at the time of departure.