Located in southern Egypt, Luxor has been often been referred to as "the world's greatest open air museum". Over the ages, the city has played host to numerous cultures from the Babylonians to the Phoenicians and Minoans, and the impressive number of monuments, tombs and temples today stand testament to this.
Modern day Luxor stands on the site of the ancient city of Thebes, the old capital of Egypt. With the Valley of the Kings just nearby, Egyptian history lovers should head to what was once the glorious city of the god Amon-Ra.
Rainfall in Luxor is very rare, and during the summer months, temperatures can easily reach 50°C.