Fayoum Oasis is about hour and a half drive south of Cairo, it is where the Greeks and Romans had their wineries and grew the grain for the Empire, it was also an important part of Pharaonic history with ancient temples and cities. Due to the canals in the area, Medinet El-Fayoum has been called the Venice of Egypt. The city’s dominate attractions are the water wheels built by the Greek settlers, the canals and the Obelisk. The Pyramid of Hawara (built by Amenemhet III) also known as the Labyrinth, was the most visited site of the ancient World, Herodotus claimed to have counted three thousand rooms in the pyramids funeral complex. A day at Fayoum Oasis includes lunch at Auberge restaurant and transportation by air-conditioned vehicle from Cairo.