A quiet town on the west bank of the Nile, 55 km south of Luxor. Esna was known by several names, the most famous of which is Latopolis, meaning the tilapia fish that is abundant in that part of the Nile. In addition to the beautiful landscapes on the banks of the immortal river, the town includes many Pharaonic, Byzantine and Islamic monuments. Specially the Roman temple of Khnum, which was built by Ptolemy VII and is located at a level 10 meters below the surface of the contemporary streets.
The tourist in Esna feels a deep psychological comfort due to the rural natural environment and charming views that it provides for those looking for contemplation and relaxation and escaping from the pressures of daily work, modern life and the noise of the city.