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Alexandria is located along Egypt's northern coast with the Mediterranean sea. Founded by Alexander the great more than 2000 years ago, Alexandria has always shone all through its long history.

Alexandria is Egypt's second-largest city After the capital - Cairo. The city's long history is a blend of various religions, cultures, and stages of human civilization.

From ancient ruins that date back to the days of Julius Ceaser and Cleopatra to sunken World War II ships, visiting Alexandria brings all ancient civilizations together. Whether you want to feed your curiosity with history, dive and explore the marine life, or just sit at the beach and relax, Alexandria will take care of you.


While you are in Alexandria, you can explore the city and enjoy any of the following activities.

  • Diving
  • Visit the Pompey Pillar
  • Visit the Catacombs of Kom ash-Suqqafa
  • Visit the Bibliotheca
  • Visit Museums
  • Shopping for curios
  • Visit Religious spots
  • Relax at the Beach
  • Visit Cleopatra's submerged Palace

Related article: Top 10 places to visit in Alexandria, Egypt.

When To Visit

Alexandria can be visited at any time of the year. The Mediterranean climate makes the temperatures comfortable in all months of the year, unlike other parts of Egypt.

The period from November to February experiences some light rains but not so much to disrupt your exploration of the city.

Related article: Best time to visit Egypt

Getting There

Alexandria is very accessible using international or regional flights that come to Borg El Arab International Airport. The airport is located 25 kilometres from the Alexandria city center.

To move around the big city, you have options for trains, trams or using a car. The car provides more flexibility than the rail or tram system.

Where To Stay

Alexandria is a modern city and you can find a wide range of accommodation options to choose from. Whatever your budget and preferences, it is easy to find the right accommodation.