Alexandria is known as the “Pearl of the Mediterranean” — one of the greatest cities ever known. With one foot in the past and another in the future, it offers visitors a delightful blend of ancient and avant-garde. A seething melting pot of history and culture, it’s Egypt’s second-largest city, but has a very distinct vibe, setting it apart from other cities in Egypt. Originally founded by Alexander The Great, and then built upon by the Ptolemaic dynasty, the city has a southern-European character that defines it’s skyline.
Alexandria is a city of art and culture and has attracted artists to it’s shores for centuries. While it’s renaissance was cut short by civil unrest in the 1950s, the city is once more the cultural capital of Egypt.
Whether you’re enjoying a flutter at one of the casinos on the Corniche, or diving beneath the waves to explore Cleopatra’s sunken palace, there’s no shortage of things to see and do. Even today, Alexandria’s harbour is the most important in Egypt. Hip and happening with a distinctly bohemian vibe, Alexandria is well worth a visit.