List of Attractions and best things to do in Alexandria. Book your guided tour online or sightseeing tickets, daily excursion to Lighthouse of Alexandria, citadel of Qaitbay, Montaza palace, Library of Alexandria, Pompey's Pillar, Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa and Graeco-Roman Museum
Alexandria is a beautiful Mediterranean city famous for its Greco-Roman monuments, ancient Catacombs and sandy beaches. Modern Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Royal Jewelry museum, Pompey’s pillar and the only Roman amphitheater in Egypt are the top attractions to visit in Alexandria.
There are several reasons why you should visit Alexandria. First of all it is a very famous Mediterranean city full of life established by Alexander the Great, the only original Alexandria city. Second the city is famous for its unique Greco-Roman Catacombs found nowhere else in the world and, of course, beautiful sandy beaches of Alexandria.
Alexandria is famous for sea food restaurants, many of them are situated along the shore line, but the best known is Fish Market where you can buy fresh fish and get it cooked right in front of your eyes and then enjoy eating it on the beach watching the sea.
If you want to explore Alexandria, then it is best to take a local tram and ride along the city watching through the glass. It is a good practice to visit Greco-Roman Catacombs of Com al-Shuqafa or a New Library of Alexandria. Walking along the Cornish will reveal you the true Mediterranean city of Alexandria with its numerous cafes, old-fashion hotels, last century buildings and sandy beaches.
Alexandria is situated just 220 km far from Cairo, so you can reach it in less than 3 hours. Day tours from Cairo to Alexandria by car are very popular. The tours offer as a rule visit to Catacombs of Com al-Shoqafa, Pompey Pillar and Roman theater, Qait Bay Citadel and Library of Alexandria. For more authentic experience you can take a local 1st class train to reach the city, it will bring you right in the middle of Alexandria.
Alexandria is known for its long sandy beaches. It is a summer resort for Egyptians, so the main activity in Alexandria is relaxing on a beach and swimming during the day and at night walking along the sea Cornish, shopping or enjoying at a cafe-shop with a water-pipe.
It is best to spend a day by the sea on a beautiful sandy beach in summer or go to Montaza park for a walk if you have kids.
The following attractions are the best to visit in Alexandria: Catacombs of Kom al-Shoqafa, Pompey pillar, Roman amphitheater and Fort Qait Bay.
Yes, you can overnight in Alexandria, but we do not recommend to do that as hotels in the city are not well equipped and maintained as a rule.
It may take up to 3 hours to reach Alexandria from Cairo. The distance is 220 km.