Alexandria Off The Beaten Path

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Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Alexandria

  • 1. historical sightseeing

    The mission succeeded in cleaning up and preparing for tourist divers the location of Mark Antony's palace, the Timonium. It also cleaned up the wreckage of an ancient 35-metre wooden ship that lies...

  • 2. Gardens & parks

    Walking further to the east of Montazah palace, you reach a sandy cove with a semi-private beach that is popular with picnicking families. There are also opportunities for some watersports and...

  • 3. coptic monastery

    At the monastery of Bishoy (Deir Anba Bishoi) a coptic monk showed us the place and explained us the history of the Coptic Christians in Wadi Atrun. After the Romans in the 4th century AD came the...

  • 4. sea walking

    Many of the tourists are rushing to Alexandria only to have a look at the remaining of the famous Pharos Lighthouse. Only few know that nothing has remained till now. Now tourists may watch a modern...

  • 5. shopping spots

    Pop down to the seconds bazaar. Where mainly women shop for fabric and clothing. You can pick up some beautiful fabrics for next to nothing. It's interesting to watch the women shop and haggle for...

  • 7. Catacombs

    These are interesting!Do avoid the crowds by going before/after the cruise ship passengers are visiting because there really isn't a lot of room down...

  • 8. Eye-popping public art

    In a bit to create a semblance of Alex's former cultural glory, several wonderful public artworks have sprung around the city. These works usually consist of...

  • 9. Experience life in Alexandria

    These guys were playing backgammon on some side street in a coffee shop. Backgammon has been played in Egypt for thousands of years. I watched them for awhile...

  • 10. Montazah beach

    As an alternative to a nice and calmly walk in Motazah Gardens you can try one of Alexandria's beaches.The local people say that among the numerous beaches in...

  • 11. The Copte-Orthodox Patriarchate

    St. Mark Cathedral in Alexandria, called the Copte-Orthodox Patriarchate, is quite difficult to find in the narrow and crowded streets of the city center....

  • 12. "The world of Shadi Abdel Salam" exhibition

    Shadi Abdel Salam was an important Egyptian Director and Philosopher.Born in Alexandria in 1930 he directed "The Mummy – The Night of Counting the Years...

  • 13. St. Mark College in Alexandria

    Looking for St. Mark Cathedral in Alexandria was a real adventure as the Muslims are not really aware of the Christian sites in their town.We were initially...


    When you visit Alexandria don't forget to go to the following places : Greco-Roman museum : which is the main museum in Alexandria, built in 1887 and has large...

  • 15. Two Popes in a Muslim dominated city

    All speak about the Pope in Rome. Did you know that two more heads of Christian Churches hold the title "Pope" and both are residing in Alexandria? Both Popes...

  • 16. Abu Qir

    While it may not be paradise, Abu Qir is a decent enough place to head for if you prefer to relax on the beach without a motorway rushing behind you. Instead of...

  • 17. Watch your foot

    The Egyptian society is kind of a conserved one. This means that many things that are acceptable in the west, are not here.If you are in a group with Egyptian...

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