original site of Philae lies underneath
the waters of Lake Nasser; however, with
the help of UNESCO, the entire temple was
relocated to a new island, Agilkia, just
south of Aswan. The earliest monuments
on the island date
are from the reign of Nectanebo I, while
the largest structure on the island is
the Temple of Isis, whose earliest decorations
date to Ptolemy II. Nearby are the Temple
of Hathor, a temple of Augustus, the Gate
of Diocletian, and the unfinished kiosk
of Trajan. Inhabitation by the Christians
led to the destruction of many of the decorations
within the temples.
Summer: 7 AM – 6 PM
Winter: 7 AM – 5 PM
Foreign: 40 LE
50% reduction for bearers of International Student ID Card
The island is between the Old Dam and the
High Dam at Aswan.
BY FERRY: The island is only accessible by
private ferry, about 25 LE for a two-way
trip. Pay the boatman on the return trip.
the island, there is a small tourist bazaar
and a café.
The pylon of
the Temple of Isis (Martina Minas-Nerpel)
of Agilika, with the Kiosk of Trajan
in the foreground (Martina