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Where to stay
There is a wide variety of hotels, ranging from luxurious to reasonably priced and modest, the later however, are clean and safe. To compliment the magical experience, a stay at the 5 Star Montazah Shereton is recommended, as it provides visitors with a unique spectacular view of both the sea and the palace’s gardens. For a more affordable option, yet also with a beautiful view, stay at San Giovanni hotel located on the corniche.

A taste of the Mediterranean
Alexandria is indeed heaven for seafood lovers, as even budget travelers can find a place to enjoy a luscious, yet reasonable seafood menus. Fish Market, located in Bahari has a splendid view of the Mediterranean, and offers its visitors with a daily, fresh variety of seafood laid out in an artistic, mouth watering display, where you get to choose what you want to eat, and discuss with the Chef the best way to prepare your meal to make it an unforgettable dining experience. A wide variety of fresh seafood salads is served, as you wait for your plate, and drinks too are available. So, if you want to dine and enjoy special seafood with a bottle of wine, and an unforgettable view, Fish Market is the place to be. For budget travelers Zapyrion is a reasonably priced, yet clean restaurant, located in the suburbs of Abu Qir, serving fresh fish, however, it overlooks a crowded beach. For travelers who are not into seafood, fast food chains are available throughout the corniche, as well as coffee shops serving grilled meat, and snacks open all day and night. If you are looking for something more traditional, Mohamed Ahmed in Raml station is the best outlet selling foul and falafel, served in an exquisitely traditional atmosphere.

Enjoy a dip in the Mediterranean Sea
Gold sandy beaches lie along the extended corniche, tempting visitors to enjoy the calm, warm waters even in Winter. Mass popular beaches such as Miamy, Sidi Bishr and Glym are packed with people in Summer, thus escape to enjoy the peacefulness of the higher end Maamura and Montaza beaches. Make sure you grab a good sun block with you to avoid sunburns, and do not miss the delicious, traditional wafers filled with honey, sold on the beach called Fresca, as after a dip in the salty waters, such a sweet treat perfects your Mediterranean experience.
Delve into History: Check with your hotel scuba diving availability, as you can dive to witness a distinctive marine life created around ancient wrecked ships and monuments.

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