Both Abydos and Dendara are located north of Luxor and can be visited together in a days excursion together or separately, if desired. The better accommodations are located in Luxor so we do this from there and arrange an extra day to visit these towns, which are much less visited than most other sights in the region.
Perhaps the most notable sight today at Abydos is the memorial temple of Seti 1. Abydos is considered to be one of the most important archaeological sites in Egypt the ancient city of Abydos was the site of many temples and became a large center and a royal necropolis where early Pharoahs were entombed.
Dendara is primarily known for its Greco Roman temple complex, it is especially notable as it is perhaps the best preserved temple in the whole of Egypt. The complex covers some 40,000 square metres too.