The modern city of Luxor lies on the East bank of the River Nile, which also contains two huge, surviving monuments : Luxor Temple and the stupendous temple complex of Karnak, connected by the “Avenue of Sphinxes” (now being restored at some cost to the traffic flow). Almost all the other antiquities are on the West Bank, including the royal tombs in the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens. Luxor (ancient Thebes) is a world heritage site, said to contain more treasures in a small area than any other place in the world.
One of the greatest open-air museums, The Kings Valley and all the other tombs and temples are close to our Villas on the West bank, whilst Karnak and Luxor temples on the East bank are easily accessible by river.
Good to know
Language : Arabic, though English is widely spoken
Currency: Egyptian Pound EGP (£)
Country Code : +20
Best time to visit : Temperatures can be high from May to September, if you want to avoid the heat, then go in the cooler months of October to April.