Bahar Dar meaning lake shore city, is 560 km far from Addis Ababa. Bahar Dar is the capital regional town of the Amhar region. It has a daily flight of Ethiopian airlines, a number of good hotels and it is located on the southern shore of Lake Tana. This is the source of the Blue Nile, with its most spectacular feature, the Tis Isat waterfalls. many of the lake Tana Island have historic churches , such as the island of Dega .on the island of Dega Esatifanos you will find the monastery of Dek Setifanos which has a priceless collection of icons and manuscripts and houses the mummified remains of a number of Ethiopian emperor.