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Explore Alexandria in Egypt.

Explore Alexandria in Egypt.
 

Boasting a cool climate, warm ambiance and remarkable history , Alexandria and the northern  coastline of the Mediterranean is a booming land of touristic temptations.

Around 3 million Arabics visit the holiday resorts of Alexandria annually confirming its importance as a favourite holiday destination for the Egyptians, however for the international traveller it remains largely unheard of despite its rich culture and history. Most tourists opt for the well known hot spots such as Cairo or the Red Sea for the beaches..

Alexandria is the second largest city in Egypt and often referred to as the ‘Pearl of the Mediterranean, the

atmosphere is distinctly more European than Middle eastern. Founded by Alexander the Great in 331 BC, Alexandria became the capital of Graco-Roman Egypt; its status as a beacon of culture is symbolized by Pharos, the legendry lighthouse that was one of the Seven Wonders of the World.  Since the 19th century Alexandria has played a new role, as a focus for Egypt’s commercial and maritime expansion. Generations of immigrants from Greece, Italy and the Levant settled here to make the city synonymous with commerce, cosmopolitanism and bohemian culture.

Entertainment

in Alexandria is one of the main aspects of its culture. The exuberance that the Alexandrians show through their passion for music-both traditional and contemporary, their love for movies and the penchant for Egyptian theatrical performances-is part and parcel of Egyptian tradition. Visit the Music clubs to experience the feel of the Arabic music and dance which will unfold to you the blend of mysticism and romance in Egyptian culture

For More information;

BBC NEWS – Egypt country profile

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Alexandria – Egypt

The second largest city in Egypt,  Alexandria  has an atmosphere that is more Mediterranean than Middle Eastern; its ambiance and cultural heritage distance it from the rest of the country although it is only 225 km. from Cairo.

Alexandria (Arabic: الإسكندرية‎ Al Iskandariyya, Coptic: Ⲣⲁⲕⲟⲧⲉ Rakotə, Greek: Αλεξάνδρεια Alexándria, Ancient Greek: Ἀλεξάνδρεια ἡ κατ’ Αἴγυπτον Alexandreia e kat Aigypton, Egyptian Arabic: اسكندريه [eskendeˈrejːæ]) is the second-largest city of Egypt, with a population of 4.1 million,


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