Egypt's second largest city and main port. The Greek architect Dinocrates built Alexandria in 331 BC under the orders of Alexander the Great. It was the renowned capital of Ancient Egypt's last royal dynasty, the Ptolemies, and the site of the Pharos. One of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
The strikingly modern Bibliotheca Alexandrina, inspired by the original great library of Alexandria and built to hold over 8 million books. Some time in historic downtown and a stroll along the Corniche to enjoy the fresh Mediterranean air. A visit to Al Montazah Palace and Gardens. Montazah gardens is home to two palaces, one built in 1892 and another in 1932 by King Fuad I, and the gardens are located along the shoreline and flow into great beaches.