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Fatnis Island (Fantasy Island)

Birket Siwa, Siwa, Egypt
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Ranked #3 of 15 Attractions in Siwa
Type: Islands, Outdoors
Owner description: Covered in lush palm trees with a secluded freshwater pool in its center, this island is a popular...
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Type: Islands, Outdoors
Owner description: Covered in lush palm trees with a secluded freshwater pool in its center, this island is a popular spot for swimming and sunbathing.

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Cairo, Egypt
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70 reviews 70 reviews
34 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Ok so if you wanna capture amazing photos for sunset with Lake View, Mountain & birds this is The SPOT - its easy to go there by TukTuk \ Riksha and just set & enjoy the view, After the Spring there are people charging you 3 or 4 Euros for anything "Tea or soda or juice" avoid them and even... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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93 reviews 93 reviews
40 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

we trekked out to fatnas to watch the sunset (The Thing To Do in siwa), and it did not disappoint. we sipped siwan tea boiled over a fire and watched the sun sink behind the sand.

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Seattle, Washington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Must see this beautiful and peaceful place.very salty water its gonna make u float.friendly beduin people working in a little cafe near the water,try hot or cold hibiscus! Its delicious! Also there is a big natural water well for swimming surrounded by palm trees.try not to go when its dark local beduin think its hunted...

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Alexandria, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

I liked the view ,the serenity that the place is engulfed in ,the tea they make with lemongrass .The most perfect time to go there is an hour before sunset and watch the sunset there.Take your camera with you.Even an amateur can take very beautiful photos

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Egypt
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Stunning and wonderful place to relax , watching sunset at (Fetnis Island) was unforgettable moment .

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New York City, New York
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25 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

we were stunned by how beautiful fatnis island is! hidden behind a "forrest" of palm trees, the island is revealed to you in the most beautiful way. it's stunning. a makeshift cafe is set up with chairs to serve drinks as you watch the sunset. but get there early enough to catch the views during daylight. the lake is salty... More 

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st augustine, fl
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15 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Now it's commercialized a bit, but why not? Omran, the owner, has become one of my best friends in Siwa over the years and he, like others, has a family to feed. In the old days there was no paved road/bus parking and I caught a ride with Omran and his father on their donkey cart. His father played music... More 

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Cairo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is a magic lake if you will be there at its sunset. all the trip to it is unbelievable as if you are still in the ancient time. It begins from the centre of Siwa, getting a cart with a lovely little doneky. the cart may take more than 4 persons at one time driving for at least 2... More 

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Alexandria, Egypt
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3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012

Fatnas Island is the perfect place to watch the sunset, which means that it is always packed with tourists. A few years back the water was drained from the llake surrounding it, and yet nnow I was pleased to see that it had been restored to the way I first remember it being. Unfortunately the people there seemed less interested... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

Brilliant and peaceful. We rode bikes out to the Fatnis Island. When we arrived we were the only people there and it was very tranquil. We sat in the chairs on the waters edge and enjoyed the peace and quiet and observed our surroundings. Worth the ride as it is very scenic along the way. You are bound to pass... More 

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