Alexandria Egypt |Day Trip Path
– At 07:00 we will drive to Alexandria Egypt (north west of Cairo) for about 2 hours. In Alexandria we will learn about the Greco-Roman Egypt, it is one of the late phases of Ancient Egypt, but was under foreign rulers, started with the invasion by Alexander the Great to Egypt. we will start our tour in Alexandria with the Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa, it is a unique design under the ground, it consists of 3 levels under the ground and supposed to serve as the main cemetery of Old Alexandria.
– After the Catacombs we will visit another unique site,Pompeys Pillar, it is made of one soiled piece of Rose Granite, 26m high and almost 300 tons. We will also visit the Amphitheatre. We will have lunch at one of the great seafood restaurants in Alexandria which overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. After lunch we will return to Cairo.
Alexandria Egypt is a port city located on the Mediterranean Sea in northern Egypt founded in 331 BCE by Alexander the Great. It is most famous in antiquity as the site of the Pharos, the great lighthouse, considered one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, for the Temple of Serapis, the Serapion, which was part of the legendary library at Alexandria, as a seat of learning and, once, the largest and most prosperous city in the world. It also became infamous for the religious strife which resulted in the martyrdom of the philosopher Hypatia of Alexandria in 415 CE. The city grew from a small port town to become the grandest and most important metropolis in ancient Egypt.