Egypt’s metropolitan city on the Mediterranean
Known affectionately by Egyptians as the “Bride of the Mediterranean,” Alexandria is a charming coastal city and port founded in 331 BC by its namesake, the legendary Macedonian ruler, Alexander the Great. Located in the north of Egypt along the Mediterranean coast, Alexandria was one of the most important cultural and intellectual centers of the ancient world. Today, Alexandria is Egypt’s second largest city with a rich cosmopolitan history and a vibrant eclectic culture that make it one of the Middle East and North Africa’s most unique and beloved urban centers.
What You Need to See
Take a stroll through the Antoniadis Villa and Gardens, built to resemble a miniature version of Versailles in France. The villa and lush gardens date back to the 19th century and were owned by Sir John Antoniadis.
Visit the Cavafy Museum, which was once the apartment of renowned Greek-Alexandrian poet Constantine Cavafy (1863–1933). The small apartment is now a tribute to his life and his rich body of work with many of his documents and manuscripts on display.
Stroll through the Gardens of Montazah, lush botanical gardens that once belonged to the royal family of Muhammad Ali Pasha.
Dine at one of Alexandria's seafood restaurants, home to some of the tastiest seafood in the country!