Saturday, September 18, 2021

Destinations in Eritrea

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Cities in Eritrea

  • Asmara (Asmera) – the capital
  • Keren
  • Massawa (Batsi or Mitsiwa)
  • Teseney
  • Assab (Aseb)
  • Nakfa

Other destinations in Eritrea

  • The Dahlak Archipelago is the Red Sea’s largest archipelago, with only four inhabited islands. Ruins from early Arabic/Islamic settlers dating from the 8th century have been discovered, and Ethiopian weapons and vehicles dumped into the sea during the war have created large artificial reefs that are great for diving.
  • Debre Bizen is a hilltop Orthodox monastery established in 1361; women are not permitted to enter, but males are welcome to climb to the top and view the monastery’s centuries-old library.
  • Debre Sina is a mountain Orthodox monastery that attracts thousands of pilgrims each year.
  • Matara is a collection of ruins from the Aksumite Empire that have been partly destroyed in subsequent wars.
  • Nakfa; surrounded by trenches and battle remains, it was home to the Ethiopian resistance organization for 30 years and is the name of the currency; it was destroyed in 1983 bombing attacks; there is a substantial population, although it is much less than pre-war.