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  • Cairo

    Cairo

    Cairo

    The captial of Egypt and the largest city in Africa, the name means "the victorious city". As the region's principal commercial, administrative, and tourist centre.
  • Alexandria

    Alexandria

    Alexandria

    Egypt's second largest city (3.5 million people), its largest seaport and the country's window onto the Mediterranean Sea. No city in Egypt has history as rich as that of Alexandria which witnessed so many historic events and legends!
  • Luxor

    Luxor

    Luxor

    Luxor hosts one third of the whole monuments and antiquities of the world. Therefore, it is considered one of the most important tourism spots in Egypt and maybe in the whole world.
  • Aswan

    Aswan

    Aswan

    Aswan is the 3rd largest city in Egypt and the biggest in Upper Egypt. Aswan was the ancient Egyptians' gateway to Africa. Today Aswan is major stop for may Nile cruise ships depart from Luxor to Aswan everyday.
  • Sharm Elsheikh

    Sharm Elsheikh

    Sharm El Sheikh

    Sharm is the the jewel of Egyptian tourism industry now. The city offer some of the finest places for diving and snorkeling in the world, it offers great value for money if compared with many diving spots in the world.
  • Hurhgada

    Hurhgada

    Hurghada

    Hurghada today is a world centre for sea sports such as diving, snorkelling, sailing, windsurfing, and deep-sea fishing. The unique offshore underwater gardens are justifiably famous amongst divers

The Red Sea Coast

The Red Sea coast runs from the Gulf of Suez, and the many mountain ranges inspired the mariners of antiquity to name it the "Sea Mare Rostrum", or the Red Sea.
Main islands along the coast include:

Qamar, AI-Fanadir, Abu Ramada, Om Gaweesh, Small Seoul lands, A1 Zabarged

Archaeological Sites and Sites to visit

The Red Sea region has a lot of Pharonic and Roman antiquities. Pharonic inscriptions were found in Wadi Elhaamat and Um El Fawageer, which are located 235 Km south of Hurghada.
Ruins of the temple of Dokhan:
A Greco roman temple which is located 65 Km north of Hurghada 

Christian sites:
The area has two of the oldest and most famous monasteries in Coptic Egypt: 
St. Paul: It goes back to the end of to the 4th century AD, check more here
St. Anthony: it is the oldest known monastery in Egypt, where St Anthony created the first monastic style of life. Check more here

Islamic sites:
-The Shrine of Sheik Hassan El-Ghasal is located 150 Km from Marsa Alam and is around 800 years old
-The Tower of Sultan Sleem in Al-Qusseir, it is located around 130 KM south of Hurghada


Red Sea Towns

hurghada

Hurghada

Hurghada lies 500 Km from Cairo and is famous for its magnificent summer and winter climate. Click here for more information about this resort city.

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safaga

Safaga:

Safaga is to be found 65 Km south of Hurghada. A marine port, connected by a cruise shuttle service line with Jordan and Saudi Arabia, Safaga city is considered an extremely important centre as special medical researches helps contribute to the potential of attracting international tourism to Safaga...

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alquosir

Al-Qusseir

It is 80 Km south of Safaga and is an excellent site for camping. Recently, several hotels of different categories have been established. Tourists can practise water sports. It is an important port for exporting phosphate, and is connected to Qena city by a road that is 220 Km long.

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marsa alam

Marsa Alam

This popular resort is 135 Km south of Al-Qusseir and 270 Km south of Jiving, and is connected to Edfu by a 289 Km long desert road. Due to the proximity of Luxor and the shrine of Abu AI-Hassan AI-Shazli, it has become a big tourist centre, which avails the tourist of the many monumental sites and its exotic beaches.

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bernice

Bernice:

A small town, about 12 Km south of Marsa Alam, and is very rich in fish. The site is an excellent therapeutic centre and today is a geological phenomenon as well. It is full of semi-precious gems, and was used from around 1500 BC until the mid-20th century. 

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How to reach the Red Sea coast:

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By flight:

Egypt air and many international airlines runs regular and charter flights to Hurghdada, and Marsa Alam.  

By bus: 

You can take a bus from the main bus station in called known as Eltorgam (any taxi driver in Cairo knows where it is)

The East Delta Bus Company and El-Gouna Bus Company both run regular daily bus trips to Hurghada. 

Red Sea air temperatures through the year:  

January

February

March

April

May

June

Max

Min

Max

Min

Max

Min

Max

Min

Max

Min

Max

Min

22

10

30

14

24

14

26

17

31

22

33

25

July

August

September

October

Nov

Dec

Max

Min

Max

Min

Max

Min

Max

Min

Max

Min

Max

Min

34

27

34

27

33

24

28

20

28

15

23

14

 Distances between the Red Sea coast and Cairo: 

 

Cairo

Ras Ghareib

Hurghada

Safaga

Al-Qusseir 

Marsa

Alam

Cairo

0

309

460

520

600

731

Ras  Ghareib

309

0

150

210

290

423

Hurghada

460

 

150

0

60

140

273

Safaga

520

210

60

0

80

213

Al-Qusseir

600

290

140

80

0

133

Marsa

Alam

731

423

273

213

133

0

Tourists who visit this page also visit the following pages:

Safaga
Reputable for its unpolluted atmosphere, black sand dunes and mineral springs,
EL-Quseir
EL-Quseir is an excellent site for camping and water sports located on the red sea
Hurghada
A very popular tourist distination, known for its marine life,that has lots of coral and colourful fish
Marsa Alam
Marsa Alam is a port and a resort located on the red sea in the Eastern South of Egypt