Egypt is perhaps best known as the home of the ancient Egyptian civilization, with its temples, hieroglyphs, mummies, and - visible above all - its pyramids. So it’s no wonder that Egypt is considered one of the oldest tourist destinations on earth, with Roman and Greek visitors crossing the Mediterranean to witness the indomitable Pyramids of Giza and temples of the Upper Nile in Luxor and Aswan. Nowadays Luxor and the Valley of the Kings are as popular as the Pyramids or watching the sun rise over the Sinai or bathing in its midday heat on Sham El Sheikhs beaches.
Less well-known to the tourist is Egypt's medieval heritage, courtesy of Coptic Christianity and Islam - ancient churches, monasteries and mosques punctuate the Egyptian landscape. Egypt stimulates the imagination of western tourists like few other countries and is probably one of the most popular and memorable tourist destinations worldwide - Wikitravel.
Travel to and from the coastal town of Alexandria and Cairo can easily be done by train as it’s a three and a half hour train ride across the... Read more >>
The modern day city of Luxor in Upper (southern) Egypt is another tourist and intrepid traveller mecca as it is the site of the Ancient Egyptian... Read more >>