EL-Ein EL-Sukhna: the Arabic for “
hot spring” was named after the nearby sulphur
springs. It is also an ideal site for fishing and
Ein El Sukhna is about 140 km east of Cairo, just an
hour away by car. It offers Cairenes and welcome,
handy respite from the city's fast paced life.
The area is 40 km south of the port of Suez and is
administratively part of the Suez Governorate. Its
territory extends along the Red Sea shoreline for
about 60 km from the southern borders of Ras El
Adebbya in the north to Ras El Zaafarana in the
Close enough to Cairo for a day-trip; this popular
weekend resort has fine beaches and coves, coral
reefs, fishing and water sports.
This is not just a destination for people wanting a
suntan and a week at the beach. It is also a place
where you can indulge in history. There is ample
evidence that the area had its place in history. It
includes a famous group of the world's oldest
monasteries west of Zafarana on the road to Kuraymat.
The most celebrated ones are those of St. Anthony
(c. 251 -356), the founding father of monasticism,
and St. Paul, which were built more than 16
Rituals followed inside the monasteries today have
hardly changed in hundreds of years.
A group of historians also believe the northern part
of the Mount of Galala El Bahareya was the point
from which Moses and the Israelites crossed in their
exodus from Egypt's mainland into the Sinai
Peninsula. They cite in their claims the fact that
the bottom of the Gulf of Suez at this point is
As the main route to the Indies for Ancient
Egyptians and Phoenicians, the Red Sea and its
shores and ports also have a rich maritime history.
The area is known for its mild climate all year
round. Temperatures range between a high of 32
degrees Celsius and a low of 9 degrees in January
and show a variation of between 36 degrees and 30
degrees in July .
The average rate of humidity is 50 percent. It
ranges between a maximum of 72 percent and a minimum
48 percent in December and shows a variation between
58 percent in May.
The area could be reached by land through one of the
following highways & roads:
The Cairo - Suez Highway 110 km
The Kattameya - Ein El Sukhna Highway 95 km
The Kuramat - Zafaran Road 120 km
The Hurghada - Zafarana Road 320 km
The Suez - Ein El Sukhna Road 40 km
Hotels in Ein Sukhna
Tel: 062-34 1-0000/1 12
El Sokhna Portrait
Tel: 062-332-5560/ 7
Tel: 062-329-0850/ 1 12
Ramada Ain Sukhna
Swiss Inn Stella Di Mare