Alexandria, Egypt cruise holidays

Alexandria is the second largest city in Egypt (after Cairo, the nation’s capital) and was once the county’s chief city. Standing on the southern coastline of the shimmering Mediterranean, Alexandria was named after Alexander the Great, who constructed the city as early as 331 B.C. At that time, it was known as the Hellenic Roman Capital of Egypt and lay at the heart of ancient civilization and culture. Now, Alexandria is a magnet for tourists eager to soak up its fascinating history, explore its many ancient monuments, bustling markets, or simply to bask in the sunshine on its golden beaches.