Alexandria has been a bustling Mediterranean metropolis ever since it was founded by Alexander the Great in 331 BC. It was known to be one of the most advanced cities in the Hellenistic world because of its scholastic achievements and thriving economy. Alexandria served as the capital for both Roman and Byzantine empires.
In present day Egypt’s second largest city and busiest seaport is an epicentre for commercialism, transportation and trade.
There are so many things to do and see in the city that it won’t be easy to figure out where to start. Discover wonders of past civilizations while still indulging in modern pleasure. Alexandria has everything you want and more.
Extending over a coastline of no less than 70km from the north-western side of the Nile delta to the Mariout Lake in the east is Egypt’s ancient cosmopolitan city: Alexandria. Often referred to as the “Pearl of the Mediterranean”, this spectacular Arabian city is home to incredible sights such as the Catacomb of Kom el-Shouqafa, the underwater ruins of Montazah and Maamoura, the Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi Mosque and the Coptic Cathedral of St. Mark. Over the years, Alexandria has enjoyed a temperate Mediterranean climate which allows for cool summers and warmer winters than other Egyptian cities. This remarkable difference has made “Alex” a favourite among holidaymakers and vacationers to the Arab world. Just about 50km away from Alexandria are some other interesting historical sites such as the St. Mena Monastery and the Roman Necropolis in Borg El-Arab as well as tourist resorts such as the Hilton Borg El-Arab and Golden Beach. Every site in Alex is indeed worth a visit.
Alexandria parades a wide array of meals ranging from the local fuul (fava bean paste) to the mouth-watering concoction of spicy grilled lamb or chicken, slathered in garlicky mayonnaise and pickles. Don’t forget to pop into any of the fish restaurants to grab a bite from Alex’s best chefs. Sandwiches, Syrian-style shawarma, and your selection of mezze are served as soon as your order is placed. Beer, wine and spirits are available in abundance. So over to you.