From Luxor to Qena to explore one of the most beautiful and intact temples in Egypt, the Temple of Goddess Hathor at Dendera.
Your guide will meet you at the reception of your hotel to start your journey to Dendera.
Today, you will explore one of the most finest and beautiful temples among the Egyptian temples, the temple of the goddess Hathor at Dendera.
Dendera or Tentyra was the capital of the 16th Nome of Upper Egypt.
The temple is dedicated to the goddess Hathor. Hathor (The Cow) was identified by the Greeks as Hera or Aphrodite. She was the goddess of love, dance, and music. Before you reach the temple, there are two structures in the precinct of the temple, the Mamisi or “the birth house” and the Roman Basilica.
The temple of Hathor was built in the time of the Greeks. It is in very good condition with amazing astronomical scenes on the ceiling. There are 24 Hathoric columns bear the roof of the 1st hypostyle hall.
Let’s explore this magnificent temple with its very beautiful scenes on its ceiling, such as the representation of the goddess Nut. One of the very well known things about this temple is the representation of the Egyptian zodiacs on the top of the temple. You will admire the good carvings in the crypt at the rear part of the temple behind the sanctuary.
Queen Cleopatra VII appears on the back exterior wall making an offering to the goddess.
A small temple is dedicated to Isis is in the back of Hathor’s temple.
A pool with a Nileometre is to the right of the temple.
Price is per person, min (2 people). There’s a single traveler supplement (60%) of one person’s price.
- Hotel pick up and drop off.
- Entrance fees.
- Licensed tour guide.
- Meals and drinks.
- Tips for guide and driver.
- Children from 1-5 years are free of charge.
- Children between 6-11 years get 50% off.
- All prices are in US Dollars, but Egyptian Pound, English Pound & Euros are accepted.