It is one of the most notable summer resorts in the Middle East , for, in addition to its temperate winters, its beaches, with white sands and magnificent scenery, stretch for 140 km along the Mediterranean Sea , from Abu Qir , in the east to Al-Alamein and Sidi Abdul Rahman, in the west.
Being an ancient city, Alexandria has many ancient sites and attractions, and more are always being discovered, whether under the sea or under the ground. Such attractions include:
The Citadel of Qait Buy - The Pillars of Pompeii are another of the attractions, these are remains of an ancient temple that has both Roman and Egyptian artifacts;
The Amphitheatre is another example of the wide cultural history that Alexandria has enjoyed over the centuries;
Palace of El-Montazah - Is a more recent attraction, it was one of the many palaces that belonged to the royal family in the more recent Egyptian history when Egypt was a kingdom. El-Montazah is now a public recreation area with great gardens and beaches.
Alexandria - Fort Quaitbey
Alexandria - Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Bibliotheca Alexandrina - the New Library of Alexandria