Red sea

Red Sea Travel Guide

The Red Sea coast runs from the Gulf of Suez and the many mountain ranges inspired the mariners of antiquity to name it the "Sea Mare Rostrum" or the Red Sea.

Main islands along the coast include:

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Archaeological Sites and Sites to Visit

The Red Sea region has many Pharaonic and Roman antiquities. Pharaonic inscriptions were found in Wadi Elhaamat and Um El Fawageer which are located 235 Km south of Hurghada.

Ruins of the temple of Dokhan:

A Greco Roman temple which is located 65 Km north of Hurghada

 

Christian sites:

The area has two of the oldest and most famous monasteries in Coptic Egypt:

St. Paul which goes back to the end of to the 4th century AD.

St. Anthony which is the oldest known monastery in Egypt where St Anthony created the first monastic style of life

 

Islamic sites:

-The Shrine of Sheik Hassan El-Ghasal is located 150km from Marsa Alam and is around 800 years old

-The Tower of Sultan Sleem in Al-Qusseir it is located around 130km south of Hurghad

 

How to reach the Red Sea coast:

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By flight:

 

 

 

Egypt air and many international airlines run regular and charter flights to Hurghada and Marsa Alam.

 

By bus:

 

You can take a bus from the main bus station is called known as Eltorgam (any taxi driver in Cairo knows where it is)

The East Delta Bus Company and El-Gouna Bus Company both run regular daily bus trips to Hurghada