Alexandria is known as the Pearl of the Mediterranean, and for good reasons. Egypt is an ancient land, and Alexandria is just as old but also encompasses the modern world. As a business or vacation destination, it is one of the most popular in the world. Many of those who are familiar with the area and the city recommend that you rent a car in Alexandria if you plan to come.
For anyone who wishes to see historical sites, a car rental in Alexandria is all but mandatory. The city itself has lost much of its antiquity, but there are plenty of sights to see if one can drive short distances.
Within the city, you can visit the eerie Catacombs of Kom el-Shouqafa, as well as the exciting underwater ruins of Montazah or Maamoura. That there are also many Roman monuments and art galleries to see. Many visitors will want to drive over to the Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi Mosque or over to the Coptic Cathedral of St. Mark.
If you have a car rental in Alexandria, you can also explore the coastline from the Nile delta all the way to Mariout Lake. Along the way, stop and enjoy the beautiful bays and the crescent-shaped Alexandrian Eastern Harbor. And the whole family will enjoy spending time on the Cornice which offers some of the very best views of the Mediterranean.
If you want visit some very interesting historic sites, drive out to Borg El-Arab and to Abu-Mina. Both are only about 50 kilometers from the city and there you can see St. Mena Monastery and the Roman Necropolis.
By taking advantage of car rentals in Alexandria, you and the whole family will be able to go places that you might otherwise miss. Make this the trip of lifetime! Get out there and see these ancient sites while you can.