Cruises from Alexandria
Alexandria, Egypt’s largest seaport, was originally founded by Alexander the Great in 331 B.C. Extending about 32 km along the Mediterranean coast, it has become an important tourist resort. Indeed, known as The Pearl of the Mediterranean, Alexandria has an atmosphere that is more Mediterranean than Middle Eastern. Its ambience and cultural heritage distance it from the rest of the country, although it is actually only 225 km from Cairo.
The city's monumental highlights include the Roman Theatre and Villa of Birds at Kom el-Dikka, and the spooky Catacombs of Kom es-Shoqafa.