Rating: 7,5/10 (8630 votes)
Pharaoh's Island is located 8 kilometers south of the Taba resort. Surrounded on all sides by the ocean, an island located in the north of the Gulf of Aqaba, as if it was specially created by nature to build a border post on it.
The island is really known since the reign of the pharaohs. A little later, it was conquered by the crusaders and transferred to the rule of Sultan Saladin. In 1115, a fortress was built on the island, which served to protect pilgrims traveling from Jerusalem to the Temple of St. Catherine.
The fortress was built with money that was collected from Arab merchants as a tax.
Now only the ruins of the walls and the tower remain of the entire previous structure, but this place still looks quite picturesque. A museum is organized here.
From the island you can see the territories of three countries at once – Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Israel.
You can get to the island by ocean from the Taba resort.
We also recommend reading Ras Abu Galum National Reserve in Egypt, Sinai Peninsula Resort
Topic: Pharaohs Island in Egypt, Sinai Peninsula resort.