Holidays to Alexandria
Founded by Alexandria the Great thousands of years ago, this cosmopolitan gem on the fringe of Africa is fit for a king, or at least a great holiday. Its place on the Mediterranean gives it a distinctive atmosphere and culture that you’re unlikely to find elsewhere; despite being the second largest city of Egypt it has a chilled out vibe that will soon have you feeling relaxed. And of course with a history of mummies and sun gods this bit of its rich past is certainly worth digging up.
Walk like an Egyptian
There’s plenty to see and do in Alexandria, so take the time to discover the sights, history and culture; the Temple of Serpeum is an impressive sight, as are the array of mosques. Perhaps the most iconic and striking of the city’s attractions is the Citadel of Qaitbay, a 15th century fortress on the sea. But for a real blast of the past, don’t miss the Catacombs of Kom El Shouquafa, which are important relics of those long gone Egyptians.
With the Meditteranean comes the Mediteranean climate, and so be sure to check out the local beaches of Maa'moura or Montazah. Here you can lounge out and release the Egyptian sun god or goddess within you, whilst the feisty fun lovers can take advantage of the many water sport facilities on offer. You might even want to cruise the afternoon away on a boat trip. Check out nearby holidays to Luxor and holidays to Makadi.
Ancient Alexandria has many tales to tell, meaning there are plenty of museums to visit. The Graeco-Roman museum and the dazzling Royal Jewellery Museum are particularly informative for the keen historians amongst you. But with such super weather and an amazing atmosphere don’t lose sight of the beauty of losing yourself in the city and immersing yourself into Egyptian culture. For shopping, wining and dining head to the Corniche. It’s a lovely area of the city with plenty of bars and restaurants decorating the waterfront. Or treating yourself to a deep clean at the local hamman is a great way to while away a lazy afternoon. On an evening, Alexandria comes alive with lights and music, so check out the clubs and shows near your hotel to see where the party’s at.
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