The Temple of the Oracle at the Siwa Oasis

The Temple of the Oracle at the Siwa Oasis

The Temple of Amun at the Siwa Oasis in Egypt is usually known as the Temple of the Oracle because of Tsar Alexander, who came there to consult the oracle before ordering the construction of the city of Alexandria. The temple is in ruins and its fate is questionable as the rock under the building is slowly sliding down. To visit the Temple of the Oracle at the Siwa Oasis you have to climb a marked path in one side of the sliding rock. Besides the temple there you will see other ruined buildin... [ read more ]

The Salamlek Palace and Hotel of the Montazah Complex in Alexandria

The Salamlek Palace and Hotel of the Montazah Complex in Alexandria

The Salamlek Palace and Hotel is part of the famous Montazah Complex in Alexandria, the former summe residence of Viceroy Abbas Helmy II. In the area of the complex you can enjoy different beaches, different hotels and restarants and also some beautiful gardens where you can have a relaxing time. It is the perfect place for thos who like watersports or just staying and sunbathing on the beach and for those who appreciate old architectural masterpieces. Today we are going to present you th... [ read more ]

The Haramlek Palace of the Montazah Complex in Alexandria

The Haramlek Palace of the Montazah Complex in Alexandria

The Haramlek Palace is part of the Montazah Complex in Alexandria, the former summer residence of the royal family. The building has an interesting design, built in many different styles including Gothic, Classic, Islamic elements, but mostly has a Byzatine style. The Haramlek Palace is a beautiful site as it is located on a plateau near Alexandria with a beautiful sea landscape in one part and a garden that extends on a huge area. It is a perfect place for relaxation. The Haramlek Palace is ... [ read more ]

The history of the The Montazah Complex in Alexandria

The history of the The Montazah Complex in Alexandria

Alexandria is a famous city in Egypt and a popular tourist destination. There are many tourist sites, but today we will present you a famous palace complex with a history of over 100 years. The Montazah Complex in Alexandria has a large area with many beaches for swimming and different water sports. It has more hotels with restaurants and marvelous gardens with a selection of beautiful tropical trees. It is a gorgeous place if you plan to spend your vacation on the north coast of Egypt. But ... [ read more ]

The construction of the great city of Alexandria

The construction of the great city of Alexandria

The famous city of Alexandria was founded by Alexander the Great in 333 BC and was named after the great leader. The foundation of the city has an interesting story and is quite different from the other settlements in Egypt. Alexander the Great was on his way to visit the Oracle Temple of Amun that lied at the oasis called Siwa, but stayed overnight at a village called "Re-qdt”. Alexander was enchanted by this place located between the Mediterranen Ocean and the Lake of Mariott and ordered ... [ read more ]

Types of Religious Tours In Egypt

Types of Religious Tours In Egypt

Everybody looks has different views when going on a holiday. Some prefer to relax on a beach, having cocktails and parties, others are looking for adventures, seeking for new locations to discover. Tourists visiting Egypt have many different reasons. There are those for who holiday means sitting on the beach, enjoying the sun and the sea and some people want to go on a nature tour. There also the so called classical tours, including visits to ancient sites, maybe some religious monuments eithe... [ read more ]

Best Periods of Time to Visit Egypt

Best Periods of Time to Visit Egypt

The best time to visit Egypt is from October to May. Though it is the peak travel season, when most travelers come, the temperatures are a lot better for those not used to the heat. Within these 8 months there are 2 periods of what are known as “High Season” (the Christmas/New Year period and the Easter Period) when hotels and cruises will put their prices up, though you will find that special events like Gala Dinners are also laid on for their customers. This can mean that some hotels be... [ read more ]

Conquering dynasties of Egypt, growth of Cairo and the pyramids

Conquering dynasties of Egypt, growth of Cairo and the pyramids

Cairo, with its beautiful pyramids and landscapes is the capital of Egypt tand the largest city in the Arab world and Africa. Egyptians have two names for the city: Masr, meaning both the capital and the land of Egypt, and Al-Qahira (The Triumphant). These two names are symbolized by two dramatic landmarks: the Pyramids of Giza, which is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza and Mosque of Mohammed Ali, situated in the Citadel of Cairo in Egypt and commissioned by Muhammad ... [ read more ]

Top five ancient historical monuments in Egypt

Top five ancient historical monuments in Egypt

Visiting Egypt is not an every day activity so once you have decided to travel to the land of pharaohs you should be aware that there are some places that are listed as must see attractions. So plan your holiday in advance in order to see as many historical monuments as possible and do not come back with the feeling that you missed something exciting. The following are the top 5 ancient historical monuments that you should definitely  see while you are in the country. All of these belong to ... [ read more ]