One of the most ancient tourist destinations in the world, Egypt and its collection of world-well-known old sites and legendary national treasures, has been wowing the crowds for a long time. Here is our list of 5 of the most delightful spots to visit in Egypt.
Egypt's second-biggest city feels as Mediterranean and cosmopolitan as Marseille or Athens. Famous for its époque buildings and large squares, it was once an extremely fashionable city.
Although its charms have somewhat faded through time, it is still a must-see destination in Egypt. If you love peace, you can head to the royal Montazah Palace Gardens. If you want to improve your historical and architectural knowledge, you can go to Citadel of Qaitbay, a great looking fifteenth-century fortress. Then again, you can choose one of the many antique cafés, then taste espresso and enjoy the Mediterranean sea.
Once you get over the chaos, the culture shock, and in-your-face touts, this city is a traveler’s dream and easily one of the destinations you can not miss when traveling to in Egypt.
Additionally, Cairo is the best place for history lovers because age-old traditions are perfectly preserved in every corner of the city. Of course, it is also an everlasting destination of ancient temples, tombs, churches, monuments and the museums for visitors to explore. Do not leave without visiting the famous Khan el-Khalili souk or other street markets where you can find all kinds of exotic looking carpets and brass trinkets.
The Red Sea Coast
There's a surprisingly huge influx of travelers to Egypt, Sharm el Sheik is a holiday resort filled with luxury hotels, casinos, nightclubs and tourists getting their sun, sea and sand fix. Sharm El-Sheik holidays are extremely attractive although the real beauty of this area is the Red Sea. The Red Sea has clear azure waters and an amazing amount of unique fish and coral – which is why is highly appreciated as a diving destination. In fact, it arguably provides some of the best diving and snorkeling experiences in the world.
Pyramids at Giza
Everlastingly a top of the fascination in Egypt, no guest can leave without visiting Great Pyramids and the Sphinx of Giza. They are the only staying seven wonders from the ancient world and are more than 4600 years of age.
They are an overwhelming sight and the entire complex is still shrouded in mystery. If time is an issue it is possible to see the principal parts of the Pyramid site in around 2 hours yet spend an entire day in this place if your schedule will permit.
There are only several places in the world that could be called an open-air museum however the Egyptian city Luxor is certainly one of them. Indeed, the number and preservation of the monuments in the Luxor area are unparalleled anyplace else in the world and most Egypt Holidays wouldn't be finished without a visit. Spend a day or two at both the Valley of the Kings and the Queens which are each home to more than 60 carved underground tombs. Ensure you include a visit to the extremely impressive Luxor and Karnak temples.