There are many reasons why it is worth visiting Egypt and, among these, the presence of archaeological sites of great interest, the testimony of an ancient and glorious civilization, and truly spectacular nature, different from the one we are used to knowing when going on tours in Egypt.
When to visit?
The country, which enjoys a fairly mild climate, can be visited throughout the year, but the best months to go are October, November and December and then February and March.
What to visit
There is so much to see in this beautiful country and, among the most interesting places to visit, there is the city of Alexandria, founded, in 332 BC, by Alexander the Great, to whom it owes its name. In ancient times, it was considered the gateway to Egypt over the Mediterranean, now it is a large metropolis where one can admire the testimonies of the Greco-Roman civilization, including Pompey's column and the Kom-El-Shogafa catacombs.
El Alamein, with its beautiful sandy beaches and crystal clear sea, is the ideal destination for those who want to be in contact with nature, while Cairo, the state capital, is perfect for history buffs with its Egyptian Museum, extremely rich in finds from ancient civilization, including the famous treasure of Tutankhamun and the statues of the pharaohs.
On the outskirts of the city, the Giza necropolis certainly deserves a visit, where the most important pyramids are found, including that of Cheops, which has a height of 137 meters and that of Khafre; don't miss the sphinx that holds the distinction of being the largest statue ever built.
Near the capital, there is the ancient Memphis with the spectacular statue of Ramses II, while in Sakkara there is the pyramid of Zoser with its stepped structure. To the south of this town is Dashur, where you can admire the beautiful Red and Rhomboid pyramids, both built at the behest of Snefru, the father of Cheops?
If you want to see the so-called “garden of Egypt," you must definitely visit El Fayum, with its salt lake and a great abundance of birds of all kinds that have found their natural habitat there. Other testimonies of an ancient civilization can be found in Abydos, where the cult of Osiris was alive, to whom a majestic temple was dedicated by Pharaoh Seti.
But, of course, the most fascinating and even practical way to visit Egypt is to take a cruise on the Nile, the river that crosses areas full of historical testimonies, temples and monuments, and then allows you to observe how the Egyptians of today they live this stream in their everyday life.
This navigation will surely be appreciated by both adults and children because it is a truly extraordinary experience that offers the possibility of establishing a deep contact with the country.