Alexandria travel guide is your gate to the awesome city founded by Alexander the Great in 311 BC on the Mediterranean sea.
Alex also called the pearl of the Mediterranean sea
the second-largest city in Egypt where more than 4.50 Million people live.
Things to do and places to visit in Alexandria
Citadel Of Qaitbay
The Citadel of Qaitbay is a 15th-century defensive fortress located on the Mediterranean sea coast
Alex was established in 1477 AD (882 AH) by Sultan Al-Ashraf Sayf al-Din Qa’it Bay.
The Citadel is situated on the eastern side of the northern tip of Pharos Island at the mouth of the Eastern Harbour
Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa
One of the world 7 wonders in the middle ages
The necropolis consists of a series of Alexandrian tombs, statues, and archaeological objects of the Pharaonic funeral cult with Hellenistic and early Imperial Roman influences.
Due to the time period, many of the features of the catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa merge Roman, Greek, and Egyptian cultural points;
some statues are Egyptian in style, yet bear Roman clothes and hairstyle whilst other features share a similar style. A circular staircase
It was built on a low plateau east of central of the city overlooking a beach on the Mediterranean Sea.
Roman Auditorium (“Theatre”) and Bathhouse
Montazah Palace is a palace, museum, and extensive gardens in the Montazah district of Alexandria, Egypt.
What an extraordinary find, once buried in Egypt is now open to explore.
A large complex including the baths, amphitheater, academic chambers, mosaic floors, and more. Definitely a treasure of Athens.
The new Library of Alexandria is dedicated to recapturing the spirit of openness and scholarship of the original Bibliotheca Alexandrina.
The Main Library (which can hold up to millions of books) and its affiliated libraries: the Francophone Library, the Depository Library, and the Maps Library
It also contains six specialized libraries, A copy of the Internet Archive, four museums, twelve academic research centers, Art Centers, four art galleries for temporary exhibitions, and a number of institutions
Gleem Bay is a home to a variety of restaurants, cafes, family/kids entertainment venues.
Located at the center of the city, built 300 meters into the mediterranean sea.
Best time to visit Alexandria
The best time to visit Alexandria from November till May
As the city is not as crowd as it is during summer months (High season for Egyptians)
Where to eat in Alexandria – Food
Best restaurants in Alexandria
Santorini Greek Restaurant
It offers a tantalizing homemade selection specially prepared to suit all tastes. Amazing place with amazing food and has a perfect Seaview.
address: 544 El Geish Avenue, Sidi Bishr
Phone Number: +20 3 5490935
White and Blue Restaurant
An excellent choice for the diehard seafood fans, Super pleasant and friendly atmosphere with a great view of the sea
Address: Qaitbay Str. Third Floor, Alexandria 21599, Egypt
Telephone Number: +20 127 588 8836
Cairo / Alex
1- Train from Misr Train Station in downtown Cairo Ticket price between 30 – 75 Egyptian pounds = around 2 up to 5 USD
2- Bus there are some companies run buses between Cairo and Alexandria like Go bus you can book through their website (Go-bus.com) and Blue Bus you can book it through their website (BlueBus.com.eg)
Inside the city
1- Micro-bus locals call it Mashrou’
2- Uber / Taxi