Egypt Travel Destinations: Hurghada

 

 Hurghada

 

Hurghada

It lies 395km south of Suez, and is noted for its magnificent summer and winter climate. The clarity of its water made it a centre of tourist attraction especially for divers and practicing water sports because of the worldwide fame of its coral reefs and rare marine life it enjoys. Visitors can watch the exquisite underwater marine life through well-equipped glass bottom submarines.

Hurghada has a large number of hotels and tourist resorts of different categories, as well as well -equipped diving centers offering facilities for aquatic sports,in addition to restaurants and bazaars.

There is also the Aquarium which houses the most wonderful marine species especially the mermaid. National and international fishing contests are held in Hurghada. It is connected with Luxor by paved road across Safaga / Qena / Luxor. Daily sightseeing tours to Luxor can be arranged. A cruise service connects Hurghada with Sharm Al-Sheikh, the cruise takes 90 minutes by ferr.

The Red Sea region abounds in monuments of the various historical eras.
Pharaonic and Roman antiquities. There is a collection of Pharaonic inscriptions in Um AL-Fawageer in Wadi El-Hamamat 235km south Hurghada, in addition to Roman ruins(71 km south of Hurghada) and the remains of Roman temples in Gabal EI-Dokhan (65km north of Hurghada).

Christian Monuments
St. Antonius's Monastery: on Za'afarana / Koreimat road, 50km north of Za'farana. It lies at the foot of the mountain below a high hillock overlooking the sea.

This monastery is considered one of the largest and oldest Christian monasteries as its construction dates back to the 4th century.
St. Paula's Monastery: On the Ra'as Ghareb / Za'afarana road. Its construction dates back to the end of the 4th century.

lslamic Monuments
One of the most important Islamic monuments in the east desert is the shrine of Sheikh Abuel Hassan AL-Shazli,150km from Marsa Alam City. It dates back to 656 Higri.
The tower of Sultan Selim in Al Qusseir,140km south of Hurghada.


Hotels in Hurghada

Conrad Hotel
Tel: 065-346-0020

Golden 5
Tel: 065-344-7744/ 22/ 344-6322

Hilton Plaza
Tel: 065-354-9745/ 6/ 7

Hilton Resort
Tel: 065-344-2117/8

Hilton Long Beach
Tel: 065-346-1500

Holiday Inn Hurghada
Tel: 065-344-5080

Intercontinental Resort
Tel: 065-346-5100

La Perla Hotel
Tel: 065-344-3280/ 81

Le Meridien Hotel
Tel: 065-344-2001

Magawish Village
Tel: 065-344-2620

Marriott Hurghada
Tel: 065-344-6950/ 60

Calimera Golden Beach
Tel: 065-350-2053 /58
 

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