Axum Holidays

Aksum is a city in northern Ethiopia which was the original capital of the eponymous kingdom of Aksum.

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How to get to Axum

Here's what you need to know about getting to Axum. You can see the cheapest month to fly and a snapshot of flight prices for the following month. Also, don't forget to factor in your travelling time - the typical flight from London Heathrow to Axum takes 9 hours, 45 minutes.

Where to stay in Axum

Whatever your travelling style, we can help find you the perfect place to stay. From luxurious hotels to practical apartments, these are our most popular places in Axum, according to other travellers.

Things to see and do in Axum

Anisha Shah | Trip by SkyscannerAksumite Stelae
Aksumite Stelae
Anisha Shah | Trip by SkyscannerArk of the Covenant
Ark of the Covenant
Marc Veraart | FlickrAncient City of Aksum
Ancient City of Aksum

Reviews of Axum

Alexa Esperanza
Alexa EsperanzaPrinceton

I loved this town. There's a lot of great stuff to see here, especially if you're into history!


The stelae and tombs here are interesting enough but the biggest attraction to Aksum is what it was (the center of the Aksumite kingdom) not what it is today. If there were one place we visited in Ethiopia that I thought we could have skipped, it was Aksum. That said, a day here is interesting enough to warrant a visit if you have the time.

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