Egyptian culture dates back thousands of years to the ancient Pharaohs and has been influenced by numerous invaders throughout history. Without a doubt, this colonialist footprint has blended with the country’s rich tradition to define Egyptian culture as we know it today.
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Cleopatra was not Egyptian, while she was born in Alexandria her family origins are Macedonian Greece
Sun & Sea
Egypt’s weather guarantees sun year-round, making it the go-to destination for vacationers any time of the year. Fun-filled afternoons by the Red Sea have a lot to offer, from basking in the sun, swimming, and snorkelling, to diving among some of the world’s most productive and diverse coral reefs.
Extreme sports lovers will have a field day riding the invigorating winds while windsurfing or kitesurfing in the Red Sea’s pristine waters. Unwinding by the Red Sea also includes some laid-back activities, such as Bedouin dining, with delicious slow-cooked food, campfires, and music.
Culture and Historical Sites
Egypt offers you a rich cultural experience that spans thousands of years of history and the continuous practice of age-old traditions. Walk into the vestibules of the ancients; explore Ancient Egyptian temples, tombs and other monuments.
Get lost in time, and visit museums that display thousands of ancient artefacts such as coins, ceramic art, busts of ancient emperors, mosaics, sarcophagi and mummies. Get enchanted by Ancient Egyptian myths during a sound and light show at the Temple of Philae or Abu-Simbel.
Scuba diving in the Red Sea started in the 1950s when Greek and Italian workers began spear fishing while residing in Egypt. Explored by the Austrian zoologist Dr Hans Hass, a well-known underwater movie maker, and the famous French diver Jacques Cousteau, the Red Sea has amazing coral reefs that are a magnet for thousands of species.
Diving has matured since then, today you'll find fully equipped facilities, liveaboard diving, a myriad of programs and internationally certified instructors. The Red Sea resorts of Hurghada, Sharm El-Sheikh, Marsa Alam, El Gouna and Taba are wonderful destinations that offer diving holidays.