Egypt is described as the cradle of civilization, religion and culture. However, mass tourism made it ... the cradle of all inclusive holidays . For years, the Red Sea resorts such as Hurghada, Sharm el Sheikh and Marsa Alam have been attracting crowds of tourists from all over the world. Huge resorts offer so many attractions that some people hardly ever leave them.
Fortunately, thanks to the organized optional trips, at least some percent of them will look at the most important attractions of Egypt, which, in addition to the magnificent coral reef, are mementos of the pharaohs. Pyramids, temples and museums filled with valuables , such as those in Cairo or Giza, remind us of the power of this country. So Egypt is not only a vacation by the sea. It is, above all, a fascinating story!
What to see in Egypt?
When choosing to visit Egypt mainly for sightseeing, you must be prepared for the fact that even after two weeks you will not be able to exhaust the topic. Cairo and Giza alone are almost inexhaustible sources of inspiration. Because they are home to the most interesting and largest museums in the country (eg the Egyptian Museum or the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization ), but most of all the pyramids, the Sphinx and smaller tombs. Be sure to visit Luxor too. Ancient Thebes is primarily the Karnak Temple Complex and the amazing Valley of the Kings and Queens. Alexandria with the famous Library of Alexandria is also noteworthy.
Beaches in Egypt
What are the best beaches in Egypt? It cannot be denied that the vast majority of tourists visit Egypt to spend their holidays on the Red Sea coast. It abounds in a large number of coves, which additionally hide an extremely beautiful coral reef. Resorts are located at the most picturesque parts of the coastline. If you are looking for a little more peace and quiet, choose Marsa Alam . There, the hotel resorts are quite scattered and offer a much more intimate atmosphere. If you don't mind the crowds, then plan your vacation in Sharm el Sheikh, Hurghada or Dahab . You can also find pretty nice beaches in Alexandria , which is located on the Mediterranean Sea in the north of the country.
Parties in Egypt
If you want to come to Egypt mainly for partying, then… rather, head straight to the Red Sea coast. Because it is in local resorts that you will find the best clubs in which international society has fun. Most of them operate in Sharm el Sheikh . If you would like to see how the Egyptians themselves have fun, then hit Cairo directly. The capital is not only great museums and monuments, but also numerous pubs and restaurants. There is a lot to choose from!
Nature in Egypt
Egypt's greatest natural treasure is the coral reef that you will find in the Red Sea. It is because of her that crowds of tourists come here, eager to admire amazing corals, colorful fish and turtles. You will find the most beautiful parts of the reef, among others in Dahab and Marsa Alam . Off the coast, one of the oases is worth visiting. There you will not only take a look at the slightly less commercial face of Egypt, but also admire the nature. Siwa deserves attention, where you will find numerous basins with water that takes on an intense blue color. Its beauty also captivates the White Desert , full of rock formations that stimulate the imagination.
Active recreation in Egypt
It cannot be denied that the most popular sport in Egypt is ... diving or swimming with a mask and a snorkel . Many people come to this country to take a basic diving course or gain new, higher certificates. Egypt allows you to swim not only among beautiful coral reefs, but also in shipwrecks. And these can be found in the area, for example in Sharm el Sheikh. The seaside resorts also allow you to practice other sports, such as canoeing, SUP swimming or horse riding .