Mount Sinai 2017-10-31T08:41:36+00:00

Mount Sinai 

Mt. Sinai is the most visited site in the Sinai interior, but most people don’t realise how much more there is to it than its peak. Forming one massif with Jebel Safsafa, you find several little secluded granite basins harbouring churches, gardens and ruins of Byzantic life, as well as offering great views to areas not seen from the peak, including the town.

Other names/spellings: Mt., Mount, Jabal, Gebel, Gabal, Djebel, Djabal – Horeb, Moses, Musa,

  • Mt. Sinai range: apart from the summit most people visit, it includes Jebel Loza, Jebel Safsafa and many secluded basins.

  • Mt. Sinai summit: a church and a mosque stand on top of the holy peak.

  • Stairs of Repentance: one of the main tourist routes to/from the summit, in a steep gully connecting Elijah’s Basin and the Monastery. The other tourist route is the Camel Path.