When: When you decide to visit Luxor is entirely dependant on how much heat you can stand! Visit in March and May and you'll enjoy a lovely dry climate hovering around 25ºC. Brave it in June and you'll experience daytime temperatures regularly reaching 40ºC. You will have the place to yourself though!
Where: Luxor is a great destination for single travellers. There are many tour companies operating in Luxor that offer group tours of the Valley of the Kings and its also possible to join felucca cruises on the Nile.
Why: Because Luxor is a fascinating place to visit whether you're by yourself or with a big group of friends. There's so much to see and do here that there's never a dull moment!
When: If you're feeling up to it, you might like to visit Luxor in the middle of the Summer when the soaring temperatures scare off all but the hardiest visitors. However a day out in the dessert can be exhaustingly hot at this time of year and you might find the spring a bit more manageable.
Where: The stunning sites of the Luxor West Bank are not to be missed and nor are the temples in town. There isn't much in the way of nightlife in Luxor which is a fairly conservative town though there is no shortage of restaurants which will serve alcoholic drinks with meals.
Why: Because Luxor is an utterly bewitching place and one not to be missed. It is also known as the 'hassle capital of Egypt' and you might appreciate the support of a friend or two when haggling over a souvenir in the market or trying to negotiate a taxi fare!
When: For the ideal experience of Luxor, head out in the cooler spring months. Alternatively, book your trip for the autumn when the weather is just as pleasant and the tourist attractions are slightly less crowded. If you can avoid going during a European school holiday, you're all the more likely to beat the crowds!
Where: There are many romantic experiences to be had in Luxor. Go for a sunset felucca cruise on the Nile or a hot air balloon ride. You could go on a camel ride through the Valley of the Kings or even join a cruise to Aswan. There are lots of excellent restaurants in Luxor and some really beautiful hotels to add that extra bit of luxury to your holiday.
Why: Because Luxor's stunning riverside setting is a truly majestic sight. The palm fringed banks of the Nile and the enigmatic sands of the desert stretching out into the distance make this an alluring place. An impression which is only amplified by the monumental palaces and mysterious temples dotted around the town.
When: Young children will really struggle with the heat in the heart of summer, especially if you're planning on taking the coach tour out the Valley of the Kings - where you'll walk around for a good few hours in scorching dessert heat! You could go in the Easter holidays though it's also very pleasant around Christmas time and a good destination for some winter sun.
Where: Take the kids out to the Valley of the Kings to see the Temple of Tutankhamen. The legend of Howard Carter is a staple of all children's education! The temples of the East Bank are also a fascinating sight for children to see.
Why: Because the legends of the Pharaohs and their extraordinary tombs are known to every school kid in the country. The Museum of Luxor offers the opportunity of seeing numerous sarcophagi and statues of Egyptian Gods.