An Egyptian city of great reputation, Alexandria, the second largest city in Egypt after Cairo, extends along the Mediterranean Sea for a whopping 20 kilometers, in the north central part of the city. For many decades, Alexandria has been a prominent tourist center that is visited by tourists from literally all corners of the world.
The Egyptian megacity of Alexandria is tricky with regard to connectivity with the rest of the world. Its own primary airport receives only domestic flights, with the exception of one flight coming from Athens, whereas the secondary airport, under 50 kilometers away, connects with Dubai and Istanbul only. Catching a train is probably the best way to reach Alexandria, although travelers can also drive down. A weekly ferry from Venice is also one travel option for tourists heading here from that direction. Tourists in the city usually travel by bus or taxi, although the buses are usually crowded, and taxis entail the hassle of haggling with the drivers. Thus, a good and economical option would be to get a car for hire in Alexandria; it provides optimum comfort and convenience.
To get an authentic glimpse of Alexandria history and culture, you can visit various museums in the city such as the Alexandria National Museum, Graeco-Roman Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, and Royal Jewelry Museum. In addition, the city is peppered with mesmerizing and rather intriguing monuments that belong to different historic periods. The must-visit monuments include the Citadel of Qaitbay, the Cemetery of Mostafa Kamel, the Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, Pompey’s Pillar, and the Roman Theater. There is so much to see here that it is practically useless to come for a short visit—the best way to explore the city is by planning a long vacation, getting a car for rent in Alexandria, and then exploring the town at a leisurely pace.
Although Alexandria is famous for its rich cultural heritage, there are some purely recreational activities that the city offers you to indulge in. You can sunbathe to your heart’s content at the Montazah Beach or Maamoura Beach, or you can go on cruises and beach parties. There is also the unique opportunity to enjoy an Egyptian league soccer game at the famous Alexandria Stadium. But, the most exciting of all is the Casino Austria of Egypt, which is open only to foreigners and has all-standard casino games. If you hire a car in Alexandria, you can also visit proximal places of interest such as El Alamein, Aghia Marina, Rosetta, and Aja.
Alexandria is a fabulous destination for a vacation, regardless of whether you are going with your family, friends, or lover. And if you rent a car here during your stay, the fun quotient is likely to go up by several notches.
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