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Top 7 Things To Do in Alexandria

Founded by Alexander the Great in 331 BC, Alexandria is a Mediterranean port city in Egypt. Also known as 'The Pearl of the Mediterranean', its atmosphere is more Mediterranean than Middle Eastern. The city evolved from a small port town into one of the most important metropolis in ancient Egypt, and is now a treasure to visit and explore its beauty and history.

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Alexandria National Museum

This wonderfully restored Italianate villa used to be home to the US consulate. Engage in the city's heritage from antiquity until the modern period and see the ancient artifacts.

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Bibliotheca Alexandrina

This awesome building has a large angled discus embedded in the ground, representing a second sun rising out of it. Inside you'll find a depth of information about ancient Alexandria, including various museums and a planetarium.

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Catacombs of Kom ash-Suqqafa

After a donkey went underground these tombs, part of the largest known Roman burial site in Egypt was found. Deep underground you'll see burial rituals of various cultures.

Pompey’s Pillar & the Temple of Serapeum

A wonderful open museum from the Greco-Roman period in Egyptian history, Pompey’s Pillar stands in the oldest part of Alexandria. The Serapium was dedicated to the god Serapsis.

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Who can say no to a tearoom?  The huge plush establishment has been open since 1922. Allied soldiers loved to come here during WWII. Those with a sweet tooth will be in heaven.


Dive deep to see some thrilling wrecks and ruins. The three-day wreck-diving safaris go along the coast of Mersa Matrouh exploring sunken German U-boats and Allied cargo ships.

Alexandria Film Festival

This festival shows international films and celebrates independent films. Filmmakers produce films on environmental, social and economical issues, architecture, and culture.

Planning Your Alexandria Visit

Is it safe to go to Egypt just now due to terrorism?

It's best to seek updated and current advice before traveling to this area by checking travel alerts and warnings on government sites. Currently its safe to visit compared to other areas that are on high alert to avoid.

How should couples present themselves here?

Public displays of affection are a no-no. Kissing in the street and public displays of affection will garner an audience. Gay couples should also be very discreet due to the culture here.

Should I be wary of pickpockets?

Yes, you're never too old or experienced to fall for a fast one. Be wary of people trying to distract you and keep everything close to you and in front of you at all times. Pickpocketing is common here, like many other cities.

Good to Know

  • Language
  • Currency
    Egyptian Pound EGP (£)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+02:00)
  • Country Code
  • Best time to visit
    If you are not a fan of heat, then avoid the summertime and visit in the cooler months of spring and fall. This is a desert climate so you will have warm long days, but cool nights -- so stock up on sunscreen and bring layers.

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What People Are Saying About Alexandria

The tour exceeds expectation and is made more interesting.

Ahmed Fayed is incredibly knowledge-able and professional as a tour guide. He is prepared to answer every question thrown not just about the tour itself but Egypt as whole. He makes sure every important part of the sites is covered memorably. I could not have recommended having Ahmed Fayed as our personal tour guide and EmoTours for organising such tours. Thank you for making sure we had such great time in Alexandria.

Fantastic knowledgeable and fun guide in a beautiful historical place

Our tour guide (Mahmed?) was so fantastic. He was at my hotel early, packed snacks and drinks for us (even though during Ramadan, when he would be fasting) and he took us on a wonderful day trip[ to Alexandria. Not only did I feel very safe, but I learned a lot, saw so many beautiful places and had a really wonderful time.

Based on 10 reviews by GetYourGuide customers