The second largest city inEgypt, Alexandria, known as "The Pearl of the Mediterranean", has an atmosphere that is more Mediterranean than Middle Eastern; its ambience and cultural heritage distance it from the rest of the country although it is actually only 225 km. from Cairo.

The important sites include:

  • Kom Al Shuqafa
  • National  Museum of Alexandria
  • Kom Al Dikka
  • Pompeyy's Pillar
  • Biblotheca Alexanria (Alexandrian Library)
  • Nabi Danyal Mosque