Egypt is one of the most fascinating destinations on the world tourist map. This extra ordinary country is today the favorite vacation spot for many, just like it was in the days of the early Greeks and Romans. The thoroughly cultured Greeks, in particular, were fascinated by this civilization that predated theirs by at least 2000 years.
When you decide to visit Egypt, you always worry about climate, save places to visit and stay, where and what to eat, 5 important figures are mention: climate, attractions, safety, health & food and Accommodations
The climate in Egypt is for the most part, hot and dry. This applies to most of Egypt for the majority of the year, with the exception being the winter months of December, January and February, when in the North it can get cooler. Average temperatures range from 20-25 degrees Celsius on the Mediterranean coast to 28-30 degrees Celsius in Aswan in the south. Maximum temperatures can be fiercely hot during the high summer months of May, June, July, August and September, exceeding 38 degrees Celsius daily with extremes of up to 50 degrees Celsius at times. In the winter at nighttime, temperatures can plummet to below 10 degrees Celsius along.
Egypt is not the place where the pyramid is located.
Actually within the country there are approximately 97 pyramids, among them is the The last surviving member of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Great Pyramid of Giza is one of the world’s oldest tourist attractions and the reason most people visit Egypt today, just nearby there are two other huge pyramids , pyramid of Chephren and pyramid of Mekernus , both pyramids were built by kings of the same royal family of 4th Dynasty. Not far from the great pyramid is located Sphinx with human face and body of lion , symbol of strength in ancient Egypt.
Going to the south of the country (around 700 kilometer) , to Luxor city which hold 80% of all Egyptian treasures such as valley of the kings, valley of queens, hatchepust temple, on west bank of the city, while in the east bank there are Karnak temples which is the greatest temple of the world dedicated to the god Amon Raa (the father god).
Abu Simbel is perhaps the most recognized monument of ancient Egypt. The two temples built for the pharaoh Ramesses II have been attracting visitors since Victorian times. Almost as impressive as the monument itself is the story of its restoration in the 1960’s. The temples had to be dismantled and physically moved 60 meters up a cliff where they were reassembled in the exact same relation to each other and the sun.
Egypt is reliant on terrorism after suffering several attacks in the past. They have increased security and security measures especially after the war that is going on in Israel and Lebanon.
Tourist police are all over tourist sites ready to protect them. Egypt has even gone a milestone in increasing secret police that act like tourists and are surrounded all over especially around embassies.
Most Egyptians make a living from tourists; therefore many of them remain friendly and will always give all they have to ensure that they are safe from any attack in the Middle East.
4) Health and Food
Thousands of years ago, ancient Egyptians left evidence of their love for food. Well-preserved wall paintings and carvings have been discovered on tombs and temples, depicting large feasts and a variety of foods. Many of these ancient foods are still eaten in Egyptian households today. Peas, beans, cucumbers, dates, figs, and grapes were popular fruits and vegetables in ancient times. Wheat and barley, ancient staple crops, were used to make bread and beer.
Egypt is blessed with some wonderful historic hotels rich in charm and character. Whilst many are graded five star, they do not always measure up to international standards of service and are slightly faded around the edges: as long as you are prepared for this it is often a key part of their charm. Other hotels tend to be international chain hotels that are very comfortable and have higher levels of service, but offer less in the way of character. Many hotels in Egypt are set near the Nile or the sea, and where necessary we would suggest upgrading to rooms that make the most of the views as the supplements are seldom prohibitive.
Nile cruises are the most popular way to visit Egypt’s greatest archaeological treasures around Luxor and Aswan, and include guided excursions throughout their routes. www.egyptealacarte.com