Agilkia Island
Agilkia Island
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DEK_29
Brisbane, Australia1,071 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
The island of Agilika was re-modeled to look like the Island of Philae when the Temple of Isis was moved from Philae to it in the 1960s. Reconstructed under the Unesco plan to save ancient Egypt, the island sees tens of thousands of visitors every year. The island features the Temple of Isis, the Kiosk of Trajan, the Gte of Diocletian and the Kiosk of Nectanebo. The island also has some areas of vegetation and a nice little cafe.
Written December 18, 2020
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buciIstanbul
Urla, Türkiye199 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
The temple itself is very beautiful but the lovely view of the river adds on top of that. We have seen a copule of different figures at this temple including monkeys. When you finish your tour just go to the river bank and relax.
Written December 8, 2022
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tremm298
Boston, MA673 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
The various conquering powers left their marks on the various temple and ruins. Still a very impressive ruin saved from the flooding of the Nile by the High Dam
Written March 22, 2020
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FlyAaron
United States864 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
Multiple temples are located here and part of the UNESCO world heritage site. They have been rebuilt at this location. The surrounding area of other islands with their rock formations are quite beautiful. To get here, you need to take a motor boat from the Philae Market.

Purchase your ticket to enter the island at the end of the market and go through security, walk down the dock and negotiate a price for the motor boat. We paid 150 EGP per person. They will try to upcharge you for the boat ride. The ride to the island and back is very scenic. My photo attached to this review will give you information about the island and UNESCO site.
Written March 21, 2019
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Superkatt
Sweden6,727 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2012 • Family
The Temple complex which was built on the island of Philae came to be flooded annually under the long periods after the building of the Aswan Low Dam in 1902. Before the building of Aswan High Dam in 1960 the whole complex was dismantled and transferred to the another location - the new island away from possible flood, the island Agilkia, which is very near in form to the Philae island.
A lot of monuments to see and admire, calm green location with service, comfortable possibility to eat, rest and choose the souvenirs if you wish.
Written March 11, 2013
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Cymro
Coimbra, Portugal3,308 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Located near the Old Aswan Dam and a 3 minute boat ride from the shore, Agilkia Island is home to The Philae Temple complex, which was relocated on the island between 1972 and 1980.as the building of the Old Aswan Dam had caused the tmple complex to flood for 6 months of the year. There is a small wooden dock at which boats arrive and leave.
Written December 29, 2019
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westy54
Sydney, Australia12,251 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
The Philae Temple complex on Philae Island was partially flooded by the construction of the old Aswan Dam in 1902 and was to be completely flooded by the construction of the new Aswan High Dam in the 1960's.

Agilkia Island, which was nearby but approximately 20 metres higher above the waterline, was levelled and landscaped to resemble the original Philae Island and the Temples, as part of a UNESCO Project, were disassembled stone by stone, relocated, and rebuilt in the new location. We were told that the project took approximately 10 .years with the new Philae Temple Complex opening on Agilkia Island in 1980.

The only access to the island is via motor boat and there are a significant number of them in the reservoir.
Written April 16, 2019
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DAVID L
Los Angeles, CA8,096 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
We ventured over to Agilkia Island and the Temple there via a boat ride from the dock near the Old Dam. Agilkia Island is quite historic being the transposition site for the Temple of Philae after its move & reassembly from the original Philae Island itself. Nice excursion. Enjoy!
Written February 7, 2019
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Maria Solange O
Farroupilha, RS29,197 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Agilkia is yet another island located in the Nile River. With the construction of the Aswan dam, the Filas complex was relocated there. Thanks to the tireless work of archaeologists, another temple was saved and is being preserved. Access is by boat or felucca. You pay a ticket to enter.
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Written March 10, 2024
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Circe S
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
The island is beautiful, the beaches a little dirty. The temples and kiosks, very well rebuilt after their transfer. The pier, cafeteria and services 10. You have to laugh at the cats that try to steal your food, but hey, it's part of the fun. The cats of the temple of Philae. My husband and I will return next year around the same time. This time, instead of spending half a day, we want to go from when they open until they kick us out.
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Written May 25, 2024
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