Alexandria has something to interest a wide variety of visitors. From the mild, dry climate to the ancient structures to the beautiful beaches and lively casinos, there is no reason to ever be bored whilst on holiday to Alexandria. A holiday rental home in Alexandria will provide you with all of the comforts of home whilst serving as home base for all of your adventures.
There is plenty to do whilst on holiday to Alexandria. There is a beach just 15 km from Alexandria. There visitors can swim, sun and enjoy the warm, dry climate. For an unusual adventure, consider riding on a sand buggy through the desert sand. There are dozens of casinos nearby. Those planning a day trip to Cairo should plan to stop by one or two of the casinos located in that city. Keep in mind that the age at which visitors is allowed to gamble is 21.One of the biggest events held in Alexandria each year is the Film Festival held each September. Filmmakers and enthusiasts from around the world come to Alexandria for this event.
The Great Pyramids are about a two hour drive away. For anyone interested in that aspect of Egyptian history, a visit to the pyramids is well worth the trip.
Other important and nearby sites include Qaitbey Fort, built in the 1300’s and the Catacombs. Here, visitors will see 2nd century funeral artefacts and much more. This site was not discovered until 1900 and is now amongst the most visited sites in Alexandria.
Whilst the temperature is mild year round in Alexandria, there is a difference between the day temperatures and the night temperatures. Whilst the temperatures are cooler than other parts of Egypt, such as Cairo, it can still get quite warm during the summer months. The summer average temperatures during the day can reach as high as 30 degrees. During the winter, the average daytime temperature is about 20 degrees and the average night time temperature is about 10 degrees. Whilst still very dry, Alexandria does tend to get more rain than other parts of the country. On average, about 80 mm of precipitation falls each year.
The closest airport to Alexandria is Borg El Arab (HBE), just 10 km away. Another nearby option is El Nozha Airport (ALY). Both are just a short drive from most holiday rental homes in Alexandria. Another option is to fly into Cairo International Airport (CAI), located about 220 km from Alexandria, and then take a train or private car the rest of the way. A car will be necessary during your stay. Some holiday rental homes include a car and driver in the rental price.