Cleopatra Spring Siwa information, tours, prices and online booking
Cleopatra Spring Siwa Oasis (Cleopatra’s Bath or Cleopatra’s Pool) is one of many in the area and is located on the path that leads to the Oracle Temple. It is a stone pool fed by natural spring water, and probably the best known pool in the area. Apparently, the pool was not vary inviting from reports in recent years, but there have been efforts made to improve it. Cleopatra’s Pool at Siwa Oasis refers to the Queen Cleopatra VII!. The name makes it sound like an historical place, but there is no reason to believe that Cleopatra had anything to do with it.
However, it indicates that the place is one of Siwa’s nicest pools. Nowadays it is used by local men as well as tourist groups for bathing. It was formerly used by local brides for bathing, but that practice has now moved to the nearby Tamusi bath, which is more secluded. There is a little nice coffee house by the pool sheltered from the sun and good for hot days.
However, as with all Hot Springs in the area, it is wise to consider local customs. People do not bath in these pools in skimpy swimsuits, and in fact, most often remain clothed. Therefore, a good idea if one intents to bath here is to bring a covering garment suitable to the occasion.