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Natural Trip

El Tur has some interesting natural and historical sites. HAMMAM MOUSSA is within walking distance of the windhaven hotel. Itís a natural spring which dates back to Moses time and is even mentioned in the holy books. Itís therapeutic waters have beneficial properties of magnesium, sodium and sulphur which help with skin diseases, arthritis and leaves your skin tingling. You can often see Bedouin girls take their goats there to graze.

 

 

While St. Catherine Monastery is hidden deep in the mountains a second monastery fronts the foot hills close to Windhaven hotel. It dates back to 527 -565 ĖAD. Today Raithu Monastery is home to a hospitable Greek Orthodox order that is happy to grant you a visit, just knock the door and ask

And why not take an early morning excursion to watch the sunrise on the Moses Holy Mountain (one hour drive away) . And donít forget to try the local herbal Bedouin spearmint the grown in Sinai called ďHABAKĒ

 

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