Alexandria Tourism

If you have the wanderlust to roam around the ancient cities and explore the mysteries of the past, what better than visiting Egypt, the land of ancient history! And when you are in Egypt, what better than Alexandria, the ancient socio-cultural hub that will never fail to mesmerize you. The streets are now rejuvenated with a new charm but the glimpses of past prosperity are yet visible and silently peep through the old constructions and attractions.

This city is not only the country’s largest window onto the Mediterranean Sea, but also is a seaport which has paved a way for growth of the empires that ruled this city.

The founder of the city, Alexander the Great is a legendary name famous worldwide as the greatest warrior who ever lived. The city was the capital of Greco-Roman empire and had immense significance in the field of art, commerce and literature. With the presence of people from different empires and nationalities, Alexandria has a perfect blend of Greek, Egyptian and French cultures. The city is Egypt's leading port and one of the most popular tourist destinations with its humming beaches.

The city of Napoleon and Alexander has a lot in store for the tourist in you!

Essential travel information and Alexandria tips for your visit

  • Book your tickets, hotels and taxis well in advance with an agreement on the price well before you get to Alexandria.
  • Read about the historical and cultural background to help yourself at those number of monuments in the city.
  • Beware of the pickpockets and keep your valubles safe while roaming around the city.
  • It is a conservative city and Women should cover their shoulders, Midriffs, cleavage and legs at all times. While entering a place of worship, the heads of both men and women should be covered.
  • Keep a check on the sensitive political conditions of the country well before you get here.
  • Do try the most of the mediterrenean cuisine to pamper your taste pallets with unforgettable taste.
  • Do not roam, especially at late nights as the city is not considered to be tourist friendly at late hours. Women should avoid travelling alone even during the day.
  • Keep all the emergency contact numbers at hand.
  • Do not carry valuable items while roaming around.
  • Always register taxis and hotels with prior reservation and recommendation.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Alexandria

  • Know the pollution level of Alexandria before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 61.25 (High)
    • Water Pollution 79.27 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 66.46 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 75.63 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 66.88 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 84.38 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 60 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 69.38 (High)
  • How safe is Alexandria for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Alexandria.

    • Burglary and Theft 31.15 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 42.42 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 29.55 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 59.85 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 46.15 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 49.6 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 35.98 (Low)
    • Drug offense 40.38 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 82.14 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 50.89 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 41.8 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 16.54 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 40.77 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Alexandria is 98.66 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 60.27 (High)
    • Climate Index 95.5 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 78.41 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 39.35 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 28.73 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 43.86 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 14.6 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 21.4 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Alexandria

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.01 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.68 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 47.25 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 127.62 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 33.54 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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