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Alexandria, Egypt

From series “Famous Sunken Towns”
Alexandria is one of the oldest cities on the planet; amazing stories and legends about Cleopatra are associated with it. The important underwater attraction has been recently discovered by scientists off the coast of Alexandria. As it was found out after a large-scale study, Cleopatra's palace is hidden under water. According to scientists, it could be the location of the tombs of Cleopatra and Mark Antony; their exact location is still unknown.

Alexandria, Egypt Not far from fragments of the once magnificent palace there are ancient ruins of the Temple of Isis. The reason for these beautiful buildings to end up under the water is very simple - a few thousand years ago, Alexandria suffered a series of severe earthquakes, because of which part of its coastal area was flooded with water. Ruins of ancient Alexandria, which today can be seen under water, resemble luxurious exposition of the historical museum. #Columns of ancient buildings and beautiful sculptures, millennial bas-reliefs and works of art that once adorned the palace of Cleopatra rest on sea bottom. Experienced divers prefer to visit these places in summer, when water temperature is the most comfortable for diving and there is nothing to disturb from admiring underwater sights. It’s also worth noting that scientists have discovered and raised to the surface a lot of interesting artifacts, which are now represented in major museums of Egypt. Next - Heraklion


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ATM bankomat: 'The United Bank - ATM' located in 0.79 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Konokord' is located in 0.78 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Co-operation' in 0.77 km
Supermarket: 'Mohamed Metwaly' in 0.81 km
Parking: 'Helton' in 0.93 km
Apotheek: 'Dr. Aatef Emam' in 0.75 km
Police station: 'Noqtat Shortat Mahatat El Raml' in 1.58 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Silsilla' in 0.52 km
Railway station: 'El Raml Station' in 1.55 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Alexandria International Airport ALY - in 4 km
 »  Borg el Arab International Airport HBE - in 38 km
 »  Cairo Airport CAI - in 189 km
 »  Port Said Airport PSD - in 221 km
 Cities nearby

Best hotels near Alexandria

Fouad Hotel

Located in 1 km from Alexandria
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Rooms: 12
Rooms here will provide you with a fan and a satellite TV. Private bathrooms come with a shower. At Fouad Hotel you will find a 24-hour front desk. … More: photo, rates and booking
Cleopatra Hotel Alexandria

Located in 2 km from Alexandria
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Rooms: 99
All elevator-accessible units at Cleopatra Hotel Alexandria include a seating area and satellite TV. The private bathroom comes with a bath or … More: photo, rates and booking
El Haram Hotel

Located in 3 km from Alexandria
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Rooms: 221
Air-conditioned rooms and suites include tiled floors with TV and a private bathroom. Each offer either partial or full views of the Mediterranean … More: photo, rates and booking
Mediterranean Azur Hotel

Located in 4 km from Alexandria
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Rooms: 160
All rooms and suites at Azur include a balcony and feature a modern décor. Each suite has a seating area with sofa, a flat-screen TV and an electric … More: photo, rates and booking

Nearest unique sightseeing spots to visit

Alexandria Lighthouse
2 km - Alexandria Lighthouse
In 332 BC, Alexander the Great has founded the city, which was called Alexandria. The Lighthouse of Alexandria was the main symbol of the city, which in a few years gained the status of a major port and commercial center. It's the seventh wonder of the world. The …
Heraklion
26 km - Heraklion
From the series 'Famous Sunken Towns'

The ancient city of Heraklion lost in the sea depth is a historic treasure of global significance. It was founded more than 2,000 years ago, at the mouth of the Nile. The former has remained the most important strategic point of Egypt for many years. Currently, …
Monasteries of Wadi Natrun
99 km - Monasteries of Wadi Natrun
Many unique attractions and Christian artifacts are hidden among the desert landscapes of Egypt. The Wadi Natrun desert is a great example. One of the main features of this area is a variety of lakes; local water has high sodium contain. Devotees and tourists are …
City of the Gods
180 km - City of the Gods
The Great Pyramid of Cheops is the utmost Wonder of the World. Right under it was found one of the most mysterious and outstanding underground cities of the world. The first researching works were held there in 1978. The underground tunnel that they found was named …
Great Sphinx
181 km - Great Sphinx
The Great Sphinx of Giza is probably one of the most famous and recognizable ancient monuments in the world. The ones in Giza. The huge statue, which is not far from the Cheops pyramid, attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists and is considered one of the most …
Islamic Art Museum
182 km - Islamic Art Museum
In Cairo, there is also an incredibly interesting Museum of Islamic Art, which collects historical artifacts and works of art all over the world. The museum in Cairo is very large, there are 25 galleries in its building, each of which represents artifacts of a certain …

Top destination around Alexandria - Alexandria

Alexandria has many jewelry stores. Montblanc store is one of the best in its category. The jewelry offered are quite expensive, which is fully compensated by their high quality. Here, you can choose chic necklaces and rings with natural stones. Frugal buyers can afford exquisite silverware.
A fish market located in the Anfushi area, is a real city's attraction. The variety of products on offer is simply breathtaking. You can buy dozens of fresh fish and other seafood on the market. Many tourists visit this place just like a part of an excursion, to feel the unique national atmosphere and admire skillful work of local sellers.

Ladies who are partial to modern fashion and designer things, should visit Credo store. They sell clothes for all occasions. The store offers a lot of practical everyday things. You can choose bright beach dresses and original accessories in national style. Since local factories produce most of the clothes, prices are quite reasonable.

Those who've become accustomed to doing shopping in the most prestigious and luxury stores, should visit Saad Zaghloul district. Near this square, boutiques of the world's most popular brands are concentrated. The cost of clothes and accessories is quite high. To take a walk around these boutiques will be of interest to those who prefer non-standard designer clothes and who have been going to buy new smart spirits and jewelry for a long time.
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