Situated on the beryl-blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea, Alexandria is Egypt's second largest city and can be reached direct from the UK with a cheap flight! It is a destination that is particularly rich in history and legend, indeed it is named after the renowned ruler Alexander the Great and was founded by him in the mid fourth century BC. It is no wonder that many tourists take a flight to this site of great learning and innovation each year. Its great library and its ancient architectural structures (as its beautiful amphitheatres) remain significant tourist attractions in the present day. Alexandria is also a destination that caters for the modern-day traveller, with gorgeous waterfront bars and restaurants, and activities such as yachting and scuba diving on offer. The sunny garden of the Portuguese Club bar and the freshly cooked grilled meats and marinated vegetables that comprise this region's delectable Mediterranean cuisine are just a cheap flight away. The main airport in Alexandria is El Nouzha Airport which welcomes a range of flights so if you can not get a direct flights from Cork or any other airport in the UK you are sure to find a connection.
Getting around in the city is easy. Depending on where you are going, you might like to take a stroll, taking the time to walk beside the glittering Mediterranean sea and to stop for a refreshing drink or a delicious meal by the water. Taxis, trams, and buses operate throughout the city, and take tourists on a regular basis to sites of interest. For a more traditional journey through the city, travellers can take a 'calesh', a horse drawn carriage: calesh journeys are particularly popular for tourists wanting to enjoy a short romantic ride along the seafront before a meal. A flight to Alexandria can also be your passport to the rest of Egypt, as rail links between this city and other Egyptian sites of interest operate on a regular basis. Trains to the Egyptian capital of Cairo, for instance, are swift and comfortable. A direct train takes just under two and a half hours, and brings you to Egypt's famous pyramids, one of the seven wonders of the world.