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Fatnis Island (Fantasy Island)

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Address: Birket Siwa, Siwa, Egypt
Description: Covered in lush palm trees with a secluded freshwater pool in its center...
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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Though as beautiful as it is (or even more than this; especially at the sunset) if you are a woman, whatever the age, never go there alone! Last summer I was there alone and was... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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Gdynia, Poland
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Gdynia, Poland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Though as beautiful as it is (or even more than this; especially at the sunset) if you are a woman, whatever the age, never go there alone! Last summer I was there alone and was sexually harassed by two boys (19-20). They really would not go away; one started masturbating in front of me, then both tried to pull me... More 

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Alexandria, Egypt
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

One of the best places you will go in Siwa. a jungle of palm trees surrounding a lovely spring and reaching the shore of the beautiful lake. You can swim in the lake and then have a tasty shisha and Siwian tea watching sun set by the lake and then you can sit by the fire to spend the rest... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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34 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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40 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

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
13 helpful votes 13 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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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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17 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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