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Lighthouse in Alexandria

The Magnificent Lighthouse of Alexandria

The Lighthouse of Alexandria, otherwise called the Pharos of Alexandria, is an incredible landmark that has caught the creative mind of individuals for a really long time. Underlying the third century BCE by the Ptolemaic Realm, the Lighthouse was one of the Seven Miracles of the Antiquated World that you will discover during our Egypt tours. In this blog entry, we'll investigate the set of experiences and meaning of this amazing construction. Let's go on unique Egypt travel packages, you will discover many secrets about the lighthouse in Alexandria.

History of the lighthouse of Alexandria

The Lighthouse of Alexandria was charged by Ptolemy I Soter, a general and companion of Alexander the Incomparable who turned into the principal leader of the Ptolemaic Realm after Alexander's demise. All these historical stories will be clear during your Egypt day tours. The beacon was planned by the planner Sostratus of Cnidus and developed somewhere in the range of 280 and 247 BCE on the island of Pharos, simply off the shore of Alexandria, Egypt.

The Lighthouse was a noteworthy accomplishment of designing that you will be amazed by its design during Egypt Luxury tours, remaining more than 100 meters tall and worked with huge blocks of white marble. The construction was a wonder of old innovation, including a progression of mirrors that reflected daylight during the day and a fire at the top that consumed splendidly around evening time, directing boats securely into the harbor.

The Lighthouse of Alexandria was a navigational guide as well as an image of the city's riches and influence. It was the tallest construction on the planet at that point and a demonstration of the designing ability of the Ptolemaic Realm. You can use your time during Alexandria day tours, and take a day trip in Alexandria City, you will be entertained with many places such as the Alexandria library.

Lighthouse of Alexandria

Significance of The Lighthouse of Alexandria

Experience during our Egypt Classic tours the Lighthouse of Alexandria, it assumed a significant part in the old world, filling in as an important milestone for pilots and mariners going through the Mediterranean Sea. It was likewise a significant social and logical focus, lodging a library and cosmic observatory.

The Lighthouse that is included in our Egypt Culture tours was harmed by a few seismic tremors throughout the long term, and by the 14th century, it was in ruins. Today, a couple of leftovers of the design remain, including some establishment stones that should be visible submerged close to the site of the first beacon.

Regardless of its present status of dilapidation, the Beacon of Alexandria stays an image of human resourcefulness and development. It is a demonstration of the fantastic accomplishments of designing and engineering that were accomplished by old developments. What do you think about taking a day tour in Alexandria independent adventure after finishing your journey?

Lighthouse of Alexandria

Visiting the Lighthouse of Alexandria

While the first Lighthouse does not exist anymore, guests during their Egypt budget tours to Alexandria can in any case investigate the city's rich history and culture. The Bibliotheca Alexandrina, a cutting edge library and social focus, is an extraordinary spot to begin. The library is a recognition for the old Library of Alexandria, which was one of the biggest and most significant libraries in the old world.

Guests during their Egypt Family tours can likewise investigate the antiquated remnants of the city, including the Roman Amphitheater, the Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, and the Qaitbay Citadel, which was based on the site of the first beacon in the 15th century.

Tips for Visiting Alexandria

On the off chance that you're arranging an Egypt Sightseeing tours to Alexandria, the following are a couple of tips to remember:

  • Prepare: Alexandria can be packed, particularly during top traveler season.
  • Dress appropriately: Egypt is a moderate nation, so dress unassumingly and consciously.
  • Stay hydrated: Alexandria can be hot and moist, so make certain to drink a lot of water.
  • Explore the nearby Egyptian food. Alexandria is known for its fish and conventional Egyptian dishes, so make certain to attempt a few neighborhood claims to fame.

All in all, the Lighthouse of Alexandria might be a relic of times gone by, however its heritage lives on. It was an exceptional design that filled in as a guide of light and expectation for mariners and explorers in the old world. Today, it remains an image of human accomplishment and a demonstration of the fantastic designing and building accomplishments that were achieved by old civic establishments. Read more about the Lighthouse of Alexandria through your Egypt blogs.

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Egypt has many historical sites that you can visit and enjoy. Each tour is different and unique. If you go on a Nile cruise, you can visit Abu Simbel, Aswan, and Luxor in the South and enjoy the temples, tombs, and the treasures of the Nile. In the North, enjoy the Pyramids of Giza, The Egyptian Museum, Sakkara. Mosques, churches in Cairo, and many landmarks located in the city of Alexandria. On the East, Enjoy a beach tour for diving, snorkeling, and swimming in the Red sea. Every city has its charm, history, and flavor where you can do many tours and activities.

Your Egypt Tours is one of the leading and pioneer travel agencies in the Egyptian tourism industry. We offer very special care and personal touch to our clients making them feel at home with their family. Great and high-quality service to ensure that your trip with us is one of a lifetime. In addition, the commonly known reasons such as our customers’ feedback and testimonials, competitive prices - excellent customer service, punctuality and. Most important of all, our customers safety and enjoying every minute in your trip are our priorities. With us, you are in a safe hand.

It usually varies according to the type of tourist trip in Egypt, but the average cost for spending one week in Egypt is 1600 USD including visiting alot of tombs and temples and sailing on a 4 or 5 stars Nile cruise.

Don't drink the tap water - it is highly chlorinated. However, with enough time in Egypt, you could potentially grow accustomed to the water. This doesn't mean that the tap water is polluted, it simply means that you are not used to it, and you might get stomach problems. This happened to most people when they visit a country for the first time. They were simply not used to water there. It's a similar situation here. It is advisable to drink Bottled water during your entire holiday. That is why it is strongly advisable that you don't drink the tap water, and use it only for washing and brushing your teeth.

Enjoy Egypt Tours From September until March. It is the perfect time when the weather is good and mild. From September until mid-November, when it is very nice and the temperatures are pleasant for all activities - around 25 C to 15 C. mid-Nov until the end of February is wintertime when temperatures during the day are around 12 or 15 C, and at night can drop to about 7 or 8 C. In March and April, the weather is still so nice and travelers can enjoy the Easter vacation. From May to September is the summer season. Spending summertime in a desert climate does not appeal to most travelers. Average daytime temperatures hover in the high 80s and low to mid-90s, although they can jump up into three digits in the South as in Luxor and Aswan. Summer is really hot here, prices go down and it is a good chance for travelers with a tight budget.

It is usually hot and sunny. winter falls between November and January, and the peak of the summer months is between June and August. Winters are generally mild, although temperatures can fall below 50 degrees Fahrenheit (10 degrees Celsius) at night. In the Western Desert. Cairo and areas of the Nile Delta may experience a few rainy days during winter. Summers can be unbearably hot, especially in the desert and other areas of the country's interior. In Cairo, average summer temperatures regularly exceed 86 degrees Fahrenheit (30 degrees Celsius), while the record high for Luxor and Aswan, popular tourist destinations on the banks of the River Nile, is 110 degrees Fahrenheit (45 degrees Celsius).

Safety and security are our first and foremost concerns! Egypt is a very safe country with a low crime rate. Now with the coronavirus outbreak, accommodations and sightseeing nationwide have finalized sterilization and disinfection in light of the Egyptian government's efforts to implement precautionary measures against the COVID-19. In addition, our company has followed the same procedures to make all our staff, guides, and drivers are well-trained with the current events to prevent and stop the spread of this outbreak. Traveling the world is a joyful experience and we want to do our part to keep the anticipation stress-free.

There are many things to do in Egypt during your visit depending on your interests and character. Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor, and Aswan Nile cruise must be your first priority if you are a history and culture lover. You must visit the pyramids of Giza, enjoy a Nile cruise between Luxor and Aswan and enjoy visiting the most important tourist attractions in Luxor and Aswan. You can visit the city of Hurghada, Marsa Alam, or Sharm el-Sheikh Red Sea for relaxation and enjoy many activities there such as diving, snorkeling, sunbathing, or swimming. You may like to go on a safari trip in the western desert if you are an adventurer. Many other activities are available in every single Egyptian city

The high season for tourism is all year with winter and spring being peak season for cultural travels with lots of sightseeing. Weather in Egypt is perfect for many kinds of tourism, and if coming in June, July, and August, head for the seaside resorts. Those months are very warm with temperatures that can reach around 45C. and the humidity is about 70 to 80%, but it is bearable with the sea and large swimming pools nearby. So the period of the high summer season is also a bit busy as hotels fill up with tourists from all over the world looking for a bargain, lots of sunshine, diving, snorkeling, etc. It is also a primary vacation time in Europe. If you come in the deep summer season you can still enjoy it because you can always sightsee early in the morning and go again at night when the sunsets. You will definitely need good sunscreen and a lot of liquids to drink with a nice hat on your head. Summer is a good time for people looking for good rates in accommodation and other services.

Egypt is a Muslim country and the dress code is towards the conservative side, especially for women. That being said, we are used to seeing travelers from all over the world. My suggestion would be to wear light clothes and not to wear short shorts, short skirts and alike to avoid the occasional unwanted stare. But it's really up to you. When you visit religious places (synagogues, churches, and mosques) you do need to cover your shoulders and wear over the knee dresses, if you are planning to wear one of course. If you plan to attend the Nile dinner cruise, there is no need for formal wear unless you want to make that night a special night! Also, you will be sharing this experience with other travelers so you can dress however you feel most comfortable.

You can get your visa when you arrive at Cairo Airport. It is an easy process for USA, UK, Canadian, Australian and European citizens. The visa is simply a stamp (like a mail or postage stamp) that you buy from the visa office, at the port of entry just before the immigration booth. The visa will cost you $25 US Dollars and after buying it; you just stick it on any empty page on your passport. Once you have bought your visa you then stand in line to get your passport stamped by the immigration officer. You can also apply for E-Visa via the official electronic visa portal: www.visa2egypt.gov.eg

Your Egypt Tours travel agency recommends two weeks so that you can enjoy the temples and tombs of Luxor and Aswan, explore the sights of Cairo, and relax in the Red Sea islands and nature reserves.

There are many Nile cruises. Not to name one but your choice depends on many things to put in mind such as the number of nights you want to spend on the cruiser, your budget, and the standard of the Nile cruise. We recommend you choose a 5-star luxury Nile cruise, and if you are looking for a private Nile River cruise you can choose Dahabiya cruises, it is only for the small-group tour, about 15 people. Most cruises have. There is another way of cruising the Nile, which is the Felucca boat. It is traditional and charming but it is cheap as long as it will be ok to sleep on the deck exposed to mosquitos and most of these boats do not have a toilet

The best time to visit Egypt is generally from October to April where it is suitable for outdoor activities and sightseeing.
 

Egypt travel usually have guided tours to archaeological sites, museums, and historical landmarks. Also have optional activities may include hot air balloon rides over Luxor, snorkeling in the Red Sea, or desert safaris.
 

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