Dimyana is a mixed Christian-Muslim village, with a convent built on a spot where local Christians believe the Holy Family rested. The name goes back to St. Dimyana who chose that place to worship God, and where she was martyred along with 40 virgins during the persecution of the Roman Emperor Diocletian (284-305).
When we visit this convent we see the tomb of St. Dimyana and the remains of a beautiful 9th century church. Clergymen will explain to you the importance of the traditions around the village of Dimyana and the Holy Family. The Convent of St. Dimyana is filled with marvelous mosaic paintings that will capture your attention. We will also see the nuns who excel in making absolute superb icons for low prices. Icons, which are not available, can be ordered and will be sent to Cairo.