Where should you travel to Egypt? Where are the best attractions to visit in it? We have compiled a list of the best attractions to visit in the country that located in the northeastern corner of Africa to help ensure that you have the most incredible summer trip.
We have also included some interesting information regarding the best activities to try whilst in this summer destination.
From sun-drenched beaches in the Mediterranean Sea to coral reefs of the Red Sea, vibrant and bustling cities to quite resorts, Egypt is a country with an incredible amount to offer.
Alexandria, the largest Egyptian coastal cities, has been a Mediterranean vacation hot spot for decades.
The Alexandria Coast is a seventy-kilometer-long section of Egyptian coastline stretching between the north-western side of the Nile delta (Town El-Dekhila) to Mariout Lake (Town Abu-Qir) in the east.
It is backed by an undulating sandy escarpment with marvelous cliffs and intercut by deep valleys terminating in bays lined with fishing villages. It is, according to UNESCO, an outstanding example of a Mediterranean landscape.
There are several districts along the Alexandria Coast you really should see while you are there. Alexandria is a maze of massive streets and has a fascinating citadel called “Qaitbay”.
El-Montazh is a cliffside district with impressive sea views, an iconic Palace dating to the Khedive Ismail era, and extensive Royal gardens.
Alanfoushi is the iconic town that gives its name to the entire coastline. Its most prominent feature is the Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi Mosque domes and minarets which tower over the town and beach.
To escape the hordes visit the lesser-known, but equally picturesque village of Agami.
The hiking route running from the Sidi Besher neighborhood to the Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi Mosque site is a gentle trek that rewards walkers with indescribable views of the Alexandria Coast alongside its iconic Bibliotheca and Qaitbay Citadel in the Bay of Pharos.
Sharm El Sheikh
Sharm El-Sheikh is a fantastic coastal city which, as well as having some stunning beaches, is rich in diving activities and has some magnificent natural wonders.
In addition to this, Sharm El-Sheikh has a reasonably stable climate all year round with only moderate temperature increases in the summer months and occasional lows in winter.
If sightseeing rather than sunbathing is on your agenda, then June through to November are the best months to go.
Vacation rentals in the city which is lying on the southern edge of the Sinai Peninsula and the coastal strip along the Red Sea are common as well as and affordable so visitors have a little extra space when they want privacy. Many have stunning beach access, or even private pools so you can take advantage of the climate.
Naama Bay is the largest of the Sharm Elsheikh resorts, making it the obvious choice if you intend to stay for a while. The landscape varies from coastline to coral reefs to forest, so you’ll never be bored, and there’s everything from party cities to small villages to explore. Pro tip: even if your rental has a kitchen, allow plenty of flexibility to stop in Ras Mohammed oasis and Ras Om El Seid bars, too.
Hurghada, Red Sea, offers a beach for every type of traveler.
You don’t need to embark on a snorkeling vacation or diving adventure to experience the wonders of the Red Sea floor, because Hurghada actually features one of the best aquariums in the world, which means to see marine animals and habitats up close, all you have to do is plan a day trip.
Welcoming more than one thousand visitors per year, the Hurghada Aquarium sits right along Ahia Harbor. The waterfront aquarium is home to whale sharks, tiger sharks, hammerheads, thresher sharks, and dolphins.