Cheap flights to Alexandria, Egypt

Alexandria is Egypt's second largest city, located off the Mediterranean Sea coast in the north central part of the country. The city handles up to 80 percent of Egypt's import and export activities, making it the country's largest seaport. Alexandria is also considered an important industrial centre because of its natural gas and oil pipeline reserves from Suez, a seaport city in Egypt. Alexandria's strategic location has helped the city become an important centre in the shipping industry since the late 18th century. Its connection to the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea puts it at the center of trading activities worldwide. Alexandria as a modern city is divided into six districts, including al-Montaza District, Shark (Eastern Alexandria) District, and Wassat (Central Alexandria) District, to name some. The city has a lot to offer when it comes to recreational parks and other tourist attractions.

What to see & do

Alexandria is a marvelous mix of American heritage and modern living. It boasts a wide array of activities that range from river cruises to casual and fine dining, as well as waterfront activities. The city is home to the most famous art centres of the modern time, boasting more than 80 art studios and galleries spread across the entire city. Historic sites and other important landmarks offer visitors a glimpse at the city's unique history, featuring old structures that once served as home to the powerful families in Egypt.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina - what makes this attraction a popular one in Alexandria is its comprehensive collection of books tucked within private study booths. Add that to an extensive display of artefacts in museum rooms, and you have a complete experience of one of the best libraries in the world. Though the place offers an opportunity for learning and research, Bibliotheca Alexandrina also holds concerts in its halls.

Montazah Palace Gardens - any place with a mixture of flowers and lush greeneries is always a great place to visit. Here, tourists will not only get to enjoy lush greens and a view of mature trees, they will also get a chance to explore the royal gardens that were once exclusive to the king of the Egyptian monarch. Hotels and restaurants can be found within the premises, allowing tourists to get the most out of their visit.

Private Tours in Alexandria - visitors can avail of tour services that cover different attractions in Alexandria. A guided day tour will let you explore the most popular museums, mosques, and Islamic sites within the city, while a tour guide narrates the historical background of each attraction.

How to get around within Alexandria

How to get there

Alexandria's main airport, Borg el Arab Airport serves destinations in the Middle-East and North Africa, as well as Athens, Istanbul, and Beyrouth. From the main airport, a taxi or bus ride can take you to Alexandria. Another option is to fly into Ciro airport and hop onto a bus or train. This option is relatively more affordable than the coming from Borg el Arab Airport.

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